Thursday, December 20, 2012

SD Unified To Join With Local Groups To Light Tree for Newtown, Conn. Families

Christmas trees representing the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting will be set up Thursday. San Diegans are invited to decorate them and attend a lighting ceremony.

The 20 miniature and six full-sized trees represent the children and adults killed last Friday. San Diegans can decorate the trees throughout the day and leave notes or letters. The messages and mementos will be mailed to Newtown.

A lighting ceremony is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. The trees will be set up on the front lawn of the San Diego Association of Realtors building, 4845 Ronson Court, in Kearny Mesa.

Sponsoring organizations include the San Diego Association of Realtors, the San Diego Unified School District, San Diego Police Officers Association, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, South Bay Family YMCA, Point Loma Nazarene University and STAR/PAL.