Newtown United Methodist

Remembering those who have been lost to addiction

Newtown Parent Connection (NPC) and Families United in Newtown (FUN) are sponsoring a free “Winter’s Concert for Our Community,” on Friday, December 29, at 7 pm, at Newtown United Methodist Church, 92 Church Hill Road.

“This concert happens to be on the first year anniversary of one of those group participant’s losing a loved one to an overdose,” Ms Carolan told The Newtown Bee. “This issue is so prevalent that our bereavement groups grow in numbers almost every month. So this will be a chance to remember our children who have passed, and keeping the word out that we are here and we can help anyone who has lost someone dear to them because of an addiction-related issue.”

The concert will feature gifted musicians including Aimee and Maggie Alexander, Madelyn Aug, Vinny Brophy, Brendon Fox, Amanda Goodman, Austin Jones, Lindsey Jones, Noah Seldman, Jennifer Sokira, Hafez Taghavi, and Brittany Watson.

Several of the participating musicians are attending or attended Newtown High School, Sandy Hook’s Suzuki Talent Education School, and Western Connecticut State University.

The performance is free but donations will be gratefully accepted and split between the two hosting organizations.

NPC has been embracing and empowering families in our community by offering help and guidance to those struggling with issues of substance abuse. NPC was created more than 20 ago years by Dorrie Carolan in memory of her son Brian.

Begun in 2010, Families United in Newtown was created as a recreation program in memory of founder Linda Jones’s late son Tyler, to help bring the community of special needs families together in a safe and welcoming place.

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To learn more details about the memorial concert in Newtown, CT and learn about local resources, please visit the Newtown Bee.

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