Drink Beer, Build A Playground

From a Milford schools press release:

"Milford and Stratford firefighters have combined forces to conduct a benefit fundraiser for their joint endeavor – the Sandy Ground Project.  A beer tasting event, sponsored by Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, will present a variety of options for the beer ‘connoisseur.’  Tickets are $25 per person; the event will take place on Sunday, August 4th from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the Two Roads Brewing Co.  All proceeds will be directed to the Sandy Ground project, an endeavor to build 26 playgrounds throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings.  Several playgrounds have already been completed locally, including the most recent builds in Stratford, (to honor Victoria Soto), and in Ansonia, (to honor Catherine Hubbard).  Milford is ‘on tap’ to receive a playground in the coming year. According to the Sandy Ground Project website, (www.thesandygroundproject.org), the concept has been “inspired by senseless violence in Newtown, Connecticut and in an effort to restore the storm ravaged east coast after Hurricane Sandy. We hope to create 26 living memorials to all children who have been victims of violence while creating safe, fun places for children to be children.” It is expected the 26 playgrounds will cost about $2 million, total.  Most of the funding thus far has been collected in the form of donations and/or fundraising events.  For more information about the Beer Tasting event on Sunday, please contact the Milford Fire Department at (203) 874-6321 or the Stratford Fire Department at (203) 385-4070."


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