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Monday, August 31, 2015

Fundraiser nets $5K for families of Ansonia girls killed in accidents

By Jean Falbo-Sosnovich
Register Correspondent

ANSONIA >> The community came together Thursday to support two families who lost their little girls in tragic car accidents.

A ziti dinner held at Ansonia High School, with three separate seatings, drew more than 400 people, according to Superintendent of Schools Carol Merlone. The dinner tickets alone raised nearly $5,000 for the families of Nyah Marcano and Leah Rondon, the two 6-year olds who were to enter first grade this week, but whose lives were cut short by separate car accidents last week.

Dozens of volunteers from community, as well as from the police, emergency medical services and fire departments, pitched in to serve the crowd at Thursday’s event.

More donations since poured in, and proceeds from a balloon fundraiser, “Ansonia goes Blue for Nyah and Leah,” have not yet been determined, Merlone said.
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