Newtown's got its own Ben's Bells studio, and it's the only one in the country outside of Arizona. The 17 Church Hill Road location opened on Saturday, July 13th with a steady flow of enthusiastic participants, including Laura, Luke, Annie and Belle (yes!) Phelps, pictured here.
Volunteers and organizers Jenny Avari, Jodie Adolfson and Beth Krueger spoke about how grateful they are for the generosity of Landmark Homes, who owns the building and is allowing B.B.'s to use the space and to William Pitt Sotheby's Realty, who is helping with utility expenses. (As you probably know, the real estate office shares the building with Ben's Bell's and is located in the front.)
The studio is open Saturday's from 12-4 and Wednesday's from 6-9. Reservations are not required and the studio seating is first come, first served. Come on down and help Ben's Bells spread kindness through the creation of whimsical, ceramic chimes!
To learn more about Ben's Bells, its beginnings, its educational initiatives and the efforts to understand the science of kindness and empathy, check out bensbells.org. To learn more about the Newtown studio, check out www.facebook.com/BensBellsNewtown. Bless you, Ben's Bells. Newtown is most grateful to you.