What can we do to help in the wake of the tragedy in East Haven? That was the question. Four local girls and their craft-making skills was the answer.
Days after the tragic plane crash, four East Haven girls (two of whom live on Charter Oak Avenue where the crash occurred) came together.
Samantha Incerto and Julia Travers (both JMMS students) and Alyssa Gallucci and
Bella Incerto (both Tuttle School students) decided to make ribbons to
honor the two girls who lost their lives the day a plane crashed into their home.
The ribbons are purple and green which are Sade Brantley and Madisyn Mitchell's favorite colors. In the center is a Bee to symbolize East Haven.
The mission was to have their East Haven Youth Cheerleading Squads wear them
during the football games.
The ribbons were a hit with many in the community asking where they could buy one.
made hundreds of these ribbons and sold them for $1 each. They earned more than $600, and the numbers keep climbing. The girls have donated the money to
Joann Mitchell, the mother of Sade and Madisyn.
Samantha, Julia, Alyssa and Bella know
there's nothing they can do to bring these girls back, but they wanted to
help keep their memories alive.