Nursing home staff lights tree for Sandy Hook victims

The recreation and maintenance staff at Marshall Lane Manor in Derby prepared and decorated an eight-foot-tall Christmas tree with 26 angels and green ribbons in remembrance of the 20 children and six adults lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Megan Mondo, Marie Perez and Everett Sherwood Jr. spearheaded the preparation of the special ornaments and ribbons that now hang on the tree, just outside the entrance to the nursing home.

This is only one of several ways the facility’s staff has tried to assist the Newtown families and community, said Marshall Lane Manor administrators.

Staff assembled and sold angel/ribbon pins immediately after the tragedy in December 2012, with all proceeds being donated to the Sandy Hook Fund.

Sherwood also had wrist bracelets and vehicle stickers produced, and they were sold to staff, families and the public.

Marshall Lane Manor staff still wear the angel/ribbon pins to remember the loss of life at Sandy Hook Elementary.