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February 24, 2013

Sandy Hook memory walk planned in Good Hope

In the days following the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., Teresa Bartlet didn’t get much sleep.

As did most everyone with children, she hugged hers a little tighter, and wondered what she could do to help. Then in early January, the idea came to her — a memory walk.

After getting approval from Good Hope Mayor Corey Harbison, Bartlet visited Good Hope Primary School where her children attend and pitched the idea to administrators. With no objection, Bartlet went ahead with planning.

“I just felt the need to do something for them,” Bartlet said. “So I thought if we could get a walk together and that we could send the money to them.”

The walk is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, at 10 a.m. It will begin at Good Hope Primary School and end at Good Hope City Hall, with a balloon release in memory of the victims who lost their lives.

The cost is $15, and includes a T-shirt. All proceeds will then be sent to Sandy Hook Elementary.

“I’m urging everyone to participate,” she said.

Early registration is currently under way at Good Hope City Hall and Pepsi Cola. Day of registration will be at 9 a.m.  For those who aren’t able to participate, but would like to help, Bartlet said donations can be taken by City Hall.

Ashley Graves can be reached by phone at 734-2131, ext. 225, or by email at

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