A topping off ceremony has been held for the Newtown Community Center. A steel-signing ceremony was held before the last beam was lifted into place Wednesday.
(Photos: Newtown Community Center)
First Selectman Dan Rosenthal thanked his predecessor, Pat Llodra, for ushering the project to this point. He said it will a wonderful gathering place once it's completed.
Llodra asked people gathered at the site to remember why this came about, and how it stemmed from a tragedy. GE donated $15 million to Newtown after the shootings at Sandy Hook School to help the community make a single gathering place, which the town doesn't currently have. Llodra called it part of the journey out of the depths of grief.
(Rosenthal, Llodra, Center Director Matt Ariniello)