Concert benefits Sandy Hook scholarship fund

The Newtown Scholarship Association (NSA) has established the Sandy Hook Elementary School Memorial Scholarship Fund.

“As you struggle with how to respond to [the recent] senseless tragedy, please consider investing in the futures of the children who survived,” said NSA President Julie Savino.

The scholarships will provide need-based financial assistance to college-bound high school graduates from Newtown who attended Sandy Hook Elementary School.

“Today, in the face of an unfathomable tragedy, we are more resolved than ever to come together and support our best hope for the future — our children,” Ms. Savino said. “Through this tribute to the 20 children and six faculty members whose lives were cut short by violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we can offer support and encouragement to young people from Newtown whose dreams for the future live on.”

The New Baroque Soloists, with special guest artist Christine Buras, will be featured in a benefit concert to support the scholarship fund on Friday, Dec. 28, at 8 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 36 Main Street, Newtown. The program includes modern-day world premieres and new arrangements of baroque classics, as well as works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, and others.

Concert tickets are $35 each and may be purchased at the following Newtown locations: Everything Newtown, 61 Church Hill Road (270-7130), the C.H. Booth Library, 25 Main Street, and The Newtown Bee, 5 Church Hill Road. To reserve tickets, call Leslie Trudell: 203-426-0054.

Event sponsors include Newtown Savings Bank, People’s United and Sacred Heart University.

Donations may be made to the NSA at or by check to the Newtown Scholarship Association, P.O. Box 302, Newtown CT 06470.

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