On Sunday April 28th after celebrating the ground breaking of one of the Sandy Playgrounds, one of which is currently being built in my hometown (Highlands, New Jersey) to celebrate the life of one of the students that lost their life in the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy, Daniel Barden. I decided to purchase a bracelet in honor of Daniel Barden and to keep his spirit alive as per his parents doing what Daniel did with his free spirit and love for everyone. His parents sent me a card with a beautiful message and I wanted to share with everyone.
What Would Daniel Do- Daniel Barden.
When I purchased a bracelet I wrote the family a message about our playground in Highlands named after their son along with my condolences and wanted to wear this bracelet in honor of his life. Thank you Jackie, Mark, James and Natalie for the beautiful card and message! May God’s little angel rest in peace ♥
My heart goes out to the victims and families that were affected by this horrific tragedy.
Comcast Cares Day in Highlands, NJ.
It was a beautiful day in Highlands, New Jersey. I had a wonderful time supporting my hometown for Comcast Cares Day and the ground breaking of The Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play. This playground is located at Veteran’s Park, celebrating the life of Daniel Barden. Daniel was one of the 20 beautiful children at Sandy Hook Elementary taken from us too soon. Here is a video of Daniel singing. My heart goes out to all the families affected by this horrific tragedy.
Mrs. Highlands U.S. with Highlands Elementary School students.
As Mrs. Highlands U.S., I was honored to share an interview with the Today Show in reference to my platform, “Restoring The Shore: Hope For Highlands”, my community and the upcoming Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant. It was great to see my small community come together, supporting one another during this difficult time. This has only made up stronger than ever! We are Jersey Strong, God Bless!!! ♥
***If you are interested in attending the Mrs. New Jersey United States pageant to support Melissa M. Festa CLICK HERE for details.
Interview with Comcast / Today Show.
Join me next Saturday at 6:30AM in Veterans Park Highlands, NJ to lend a helping hand and come celebrate Comcast Cares Day, our Beach Sweep and the Ground Breaking of the Sandy Playground!. This playground will be named after one of the angels that lost their life at the Sandy Hook Elementary. The Sandy Playground in Highlands, NJ will be one of the 26 built. We have Comcast lending a helping hand and The Today Show will be broadcasting live. Everyone will be working hard on downtown Highlands from painting to cleaning the beaches and much more!!!
If you wish to volunteer please arrive at 6:30AM in Veterans Park located in downtown Highlands.