Jennifer roper says she and her husband Steven are hoping that west Georgians will come together Friday morning as a way of remembering and honoring the 27 victims of the mass shooting in Connecticut one week ago.
“I have three children and we just found out that we have one on the way, so…when I heard this story I just cried… because I have a six-year old son in kindergarten,” Roper said Wednesday. “Just the thought of my own children and those families who will never get to see those children again—it just breaks my heart that something like this has happened.”
The local gathering for Walk 27 will be held Friday morning at 9:30--- the same time that the tragedy at Sandy Hook was believed to have occurred.
Participants are encouraged to wear the Sandy Hook school colors of green and white.
“This is a horrible, horrible thing for someone to go through and me and my husband have been very moved by this and we want to do anything we can to support for those children and teachers that gave their lives to save those children,” says Roper.
Walk 27 is held at the Carroll County Rec. Department at 9:30.
Roper encourages participants to bring their own bubbles for the climax to the event.