“06880” reader Phil Miano writes:
We are former Westport residents, who moved to Weston a few years ago. My 2 girls are voice students of Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben was one of the 1st graders slain in the tragedy in Newtown.
The family needs finger food for Ben’s memorial service next Thursday. I hope there are Westport businesses and people who would like to help in some way, but don’t know how.
Calling hours for Ben Wheeler will be at the Trinity Episcopal Church (the stone church at the flagpole, 36 Main Street) on Wednesday (December 19, 4- 7 p.m.) Finger food and beverages are needed.
A memorial service for Ben will be held at Trinity on Thursday (December 20, 11 a.m.) Needed: finger food, salads, desserts, as well as volunteers to set up, help during the luncheon and clean up.
Trinity is holding a 2nd funeral here on Friday (December 21, 4 p.m. for Madeleine Hsu, one of Ben’s classmates who also perished). We will need finger food and appetizers for the reception to follow.
What a great way for Westport to help! Newtown residents and businesses must be overwhelmed. If you can offer what Trinity Church needs, please email email@example.com.