With the recent tragedy that hit the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, many people have been left wondering what they can do to help. Thankfully, there is an easy way to show the support so greatly needed for the teachers, parents, and children affected by this devastating event, and it begins with a simple snowflake. On Thursday, January 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Mo’oheau Bandstand in Downtown Hilo, the Big Island community is invited to join together for the “Make a Snow Flake Day” event, open to everyone. Aside from this event, homemade snowflakes can also be dropped off at the Eighty-Two Creations store, located at 82 Ponahawai Street in Hilo, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, between December 22 to January 5. With the help of several invaluable community members and The Connections Public Charter School PTSO, this Sandy Hook snowflake drive has been made possible.