SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. — About 100 paper snowflakes that were originally intended to be sent to students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will soon have new homes in Central Mass.
Last week, the Connecticut PTSA, the state's branch of the national parent-teacher association, ended its "Snowflakes for Sandy Hook" drive early due to massive support. The drive had been collecting snowflakes from around the country to decorate the school in Newtown for when students returned to class.
Southborough's drive, which was held at the Southborough Library in partnership with the Bigelow Center for the Arts on Dec. 29, did not occur in time for its snowflakes to be accepted.
But instead of seeing them go to waste, Lanting Huang-Truong, founder of the Bigelow Center for the Arts, decided to display them closer to home. The snowflakes can now be viewed at Westborough's Stop & Shop and Acacia Functions office and the Realty Direct MetroWest office.
"All are handmade, and just like actual snowflakes, each one is unique," Huang-Truong wrote on the Bigelow Center website.