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Snowflakes from Pascagoula heading to Sandy Hook Elementary

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All 500 snowflakes from Resurrection Catholic Elementary were shipped Friday afternoon.  The goal is to get all the snowflakes from across the country to Connecticut by January 12th. All 500 snowflakes from Resurrection Catholic Elementary were shipped Friday afternoon. The goal is to get all the snowflakes from across the country to Connecticut by January 12th.
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

A Parent-Teacher Organization in Connecticut is spearheading a special project to help the survivors of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This week, some Pascagoula students are joining this nationwide effort. They are using their artistic talents in a project called "Snowflakes for Sandy Hook".

Before the children at Resurrection Catholic Elementary School headed home for the holidays Friday, they had one more Christmas craft project to complete.

"I add a lot of color and different designs on them," said sixth grader Anna Delgado.

"We're glittering them, cutting them out," said sixth grader Lane Wieniewitz.

The project was not an ornament to hang on their tree. It was a gift to the children of Sandy Hook Elementary School.

"We're making snowflakes and then we're going to send them to Connecticut to the tragedy that happened," said Lane.

Every student at Resurrection had a hand in creating the sparkling paper snowflakes. The project is a very personal one for sixth grade teacher Laura Hudson. Her former high school classmate Gail Lovorn lives in Newtown, Connecticut. After the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Hudson immediately contacted her friend.

"She has a fifth grader who did not go to that school anymore, but still knew people who were killed. And her older child had a friend's brother killed. So it's been hard," said Hudson.

Lovorn is also a member of the school PTA. She told Hudson that when the children of Sandy Hook go back to class in a new school, the organization wants to turn that building into a winter wonderland.

"They said no two children are alike and no two snowflakes are alike, so they wanted as many snowflakes as possible," said Hudson.

So the children at Resurrection got to work, cutting, coloring, and decorating more than 500 snowflakes.

"It'll make them feel better. They won't be as scared," said Lane.

"It feels good to know that you're reaching out to them and giving them comfort to let them know that it's all going to be OK," said Anna.

"It makes me feel very blessed to be able to help, because we're so fortunate that something like this hasn't happened here. I'm just so grateful for our lives and it's such a tragic loss up there that anything we can go to help is great," said Hudson.

All 500 snowflakes from Resurrection Catholic Elementary were shipped Friday afternoon.  The goal is to get all the snowflakes from across the country to Connecticut by January 12th.

Snowflakes can be sent to:

   Connecticut PTSA
   60 Connolly Parkway
   Building 12
   Suite 103
   Hamden, CT 06514  

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