A candlelight vigil will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. in front of City Hall.
Mayor Ted Bettencourt is inviting the public to attend a candlelight vigil this Thursday in memory of the victims of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. The vigil will be held at 6 p.m. in front of Peabody City Hall. “As we struggle to come to terms with such a senseless loss of precious life, we may find comfort in the company of fellow members of our community,” Bettencourt said. “I invite all those who wish to honor the memory of the 26 victims of this tragedy to join with us in solemn vigil,” he said.
This hardworking crew made more than 600 green and white ribbons Monday morning to hand out to students as a way to support the Sandy Hook community.
Sandi Drover from the Healthy Peabody Collaborative tells Peabody Patch that coalition staff and Peabody High students spent some time Monday morning on a special community service project. The group made green and white ribbons as a show of support and solidarity for the Sandy Hook community. Drover said that more than 600 ribbons were then handed out to students during school dismissal. Students, staff and faculty were also encouraged by the Peabody PTC to wear green and white clothing for the day. "I heard back from the Newtown, Conn. Recreation Director via the Peabody Recreation Director, Jen Davis," Drover said. "Jen has been in contact with her and she told her what we were doing yesterday with the green and white ribbons and she …