Playgrounds honoring Newtown victims take shape

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Associated Press

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 3:33 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 4:00 AM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A forecast of heavy rain has forced the postponement of ceremonies marking the construction of two new playgrounds honoring the families of Newtown shooting victims.

A ribbon cutting planned at a playground in Westport being built in honor of Dylan Hockley, and a groundbreaking another in nearby Stratford are now scheduled for Saturday instead of Friday.

They are fourth and fifth being constructed by a New Jersey firefighters union that has plans for 26 playgrounds in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Most will be in communities affected by Superstorm Sandy, which shared part of a name with Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Soto's sister Jillian says the playgrounds are a perfect tribute to the victims. Each has been personalized to incorporate something that person loved.

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