The events of December 14th, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT sent a shock wave across the nation as we learned of a senseless tragedy that took the lives of 26 innocent victims, most of whom were children. Last night, with those people and their families firmly in mind, the Bridgewater Library's Open Mic Night presented a very special engagement, "A Night for Newtown."
The event began at 6:30pm as organizer Kyle Pucciarello remarked upon the tragedy and the evening at hand, soon giving way to a lovely night of music and poetry.
The performers for the evening included: Aniket Sanyal, Bob Fenster, TS Sundar, Sharleen Leahey, Larry Gaffney, Tony Parisi, Tom Dolina, Kelsey Ames, Kyle Pucciarello, Spook Handy, and Your Gentlemen
The evening proved to be a wonderful success. Based on early returns, close to $1,000 was raised, benefiting the Newtown Memorial Fund, Newtown Youth and Family Services, and the Sandy Hook School Support Fund. More money continues to be donated as those who could not be in attendance are sending it in.
Special thanks goes to Starbucks and Generoso's Pizza, who both donated refreshments for the evening. Others who donated their time include Shawn, Jessica, and Bryan d'Anunciacao, Devon Cosenza, and Christine Adamcio, whoput together all of the signage for the night.
"I am extremely proud of everyone who participated," said Kyle Pucciarello. "I'm simply thrilled that we put together such a fine evening for a wonderful cause, right here at the Bridgewater Library."