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Westfield Churches to Ring Bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. Friday, in Remembrance of Sandy Hook Victims
WESTFIELD CHURCHES to ring their bells 26 times at 9:30 a.m. Friday, in remembrance of the 20 children and six adults gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
PLEASE JOIN US for the ringing of the bells, moments of silence followed by music and a poem reading
IN REMEMBERENCE of the victims and families of Sandy Hook, we are gathering together to remember and stand shoulder to shoulder to send the message that this can never happen again.
WHERE: MINDOWASKIN PARK AT EAST BROAD ST.
WHEN: FRIDAY DECEMBER 20TH 9:15AM
PLEASE JOIN US and SPREAD THE WORD! Comfort and strength in numbers…
RAIN OR SHINE!
More About Mindowaskin Park
Located in the center of Westfield, next to the Municipal Building, Mindowaskin Park is a postcard setting in the town. Featuring a pond with fountains, walking trails, a bandstand and playground, this 12.6 acre park is popular all year round. Mindowaskin was featured in the premiere episode of the NBC series "Ed". The grounds are dotted with memorial trees which were planted mainly from the 1940s to the 1960s.
In the town administrator's conference room in the Municipal Building there is a map detailing the exact location of each memorial tree, who donated the tree and who the tree was planted in memory of.
The pathway to the bandstand was renovated in 2010, including decorative engraved bricks. The park is used for summer time concerts by the Westfield Community Band and hosts the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Lion's Club. There is a small staircase leading from the main park to a small section on Mountain Avenue. The park also leads to the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church in Westfield.
While now prohibited, ice skating was once a popular feature on the park's pond. The hill leading to the park from Mountain Avenue and the Reeve House was once a popular local sledding spot for children in town.
Park Drive intersects the park.