Two months after the horrific Sandy Hook shooting, images from that fateful day are seared in the minds of everyone across the country.
Just hours after the shooting happened, three DJ’s from Lancaster decided they had to do something for the families of the 26 lives lost.
After working for months to put it together, they held an event called “Turning the Tables: DJ’s United Against Tragedy” at the Lancaster County Convention Center.
“The tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut just touched us personally, being parents. We decided to take our talents and create an event where everyone can come out and have a good time geared around music,” said Eddie Ward, who helped organize the event.
Vicki Nagle and her family were among the hundreds of people who came out for the event.
“I think it’s amazing how this came together in just a very short few weeks,” she said.
While the tragedy hit home for millions of people across the country, Nagle is dealing with a much more personal loss. Her niece, Lauren Rosseau, was killed in the shooting while working as a substitute teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary.
“What the organizers and founders of this event have accomplished is just…beyond anything I could have imagined, it’s amazing,” she said.
While the organizers are anticipating a huge turnout, they’re hoping their message will stick with people who come out for the event long after it’s over.
“Hope it’s a great thing, and that people get involved not only today, but every day to protect your children and protect the community you live in,” said organizer James Mahler.