Stony Hill Four Corners Association Hosts 4th Annual Amber Alert & Family Fun Day

Stony Hill Four Corners Association Hosts 4th Annual Amber Alert & Family Fun Day

For the past three years the Stony Hill Four Corners Association (SH4CA) has hosted a free Amber Alert registration and family fun day. This year the event will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00a.m. until 2:00p.m. at the University of CT Fairfield County Extension Center (4H grounds) in Bethel located at 69 Stony Hill Road.

The Stony Hill Four Corners Association is a business association whose aim is to showcase the businesses between what they call “The Golden Mile” between exit 8 in Bethel and exit 9 in Newtown, including the Hawleyville section of Newtown and the Stony Hill section of Bethel. Their mission is “to create a greater awareness of what the businesses in the area have to offer, while also creating ways for those businesses to give back to the community.”

Madeline Bunt is the Secretary for SH4C and said the association came up with the idea to host the Amber Alert as one of the many ways the businesses can help the community.

“We always knew we wanted to give back and did not want to be exclusively self-promoting,” Bunt said, adding that by offering this free service to the public, “Heaven forbid it will be needed to help save a child. Last year we registered 370 children.”

The Amber Alert is a child abduction alert bulletin that is used throughout the country to notify the public when a child goes missing. AMBER stands for “America’s Missing: Broadcasting Emergency Response” and was originally named for Amber Hagerman, a 9-year-old child who was abducted and murdered in Arlington, Texas in 1996.

Dennis Janofsky, owner of Quality Gem, promotes and sponsors this event every year. “My wife and I both grew up in Bethel and raised a family here, my wife teaches in town and I own Quality Gem, a Bethel business. I have deep roots here. Sponsoring the Free Amber Alert Registration every year is a great way to give back to Bethel and this community.”

Bryan Roth of Big Buddha Cigar Lounge in Hawleyville said, “I take both of my kids to get their Amber Alert cards every other year.  It’s piece of mind I’d definitely pay for but SH4C (Quality Gem and Union Savings Bank) does a great service to bring it to the public for no charge.”

SH4C Board Member Laura Shortt (Marketing Director of Maplewood at Newtown) said, “I enjoy being on the board of such a wonderful organization and am proud of all we accomplish for the community. I am also looking forward to incorporating a Silver Alert into our events. More information to come.”

The “giving back” to the community sentiment is apparent in all the events the SH4C Association sponsors, from food drives to fundraisers for the Stony Hill Fire Department Ambulance Fund and much more.

“The generosity of people who give of their time and resources in this association is like no other, an esprit de corps of benevolence, unselfishness equals a true collaborative effort from our members,” Bunt said.

This year’s Amber Alert registration includes free registration for children and one free wallet sized card for parents and caregivers.  Additional cards can be purchased for $2.00. There will also be a bouncy house for children, a free puppet show presented by Ultra Violet Puppets at 11:30a.m. , face painting and a Draft Horse Demonstration.

For more information about this event or the Stony Hill Four Corners Association please visit http://stonyhillfourcorners.com/

For more information about the Amber Alert please visit  http://www.amberalert.gov/active.htm

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