“Crafting for Colton Craft Show” planned


SALEM — The fourth annual “Crafting for Colton Craft Show” will be held 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Salem Saxon Club, in memory of Colton Charles Koons.

Colton was born on Feb. 5, 2013. He was 8 pounds and 3 ounces and was a very healthy, active and strong baby, the perfect addition to the family.

His family knew the risk factors of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and did everything they could to prevent it. But on Aug. 19, 2013, every parent’s dream turned into every parent’s worst nightmare. Colton was laying on his back at the end of the crib, not breathing. He couldn’t be resuscitated. Since then, his family has done their best to raise awareness for SIDS and raise money for research. They created a Facebook page, “Colton’s Story,” (www.facebook.com/cckoons) where they have connected with many other bereaved parents.

In addition to a craft show with over 30 vendors, there will be a Chinese auction, 50/50, concession stand and a pig roast. All proceeds of the Chinese auction, concession stand and pig roast will benefit SIDS research at Boston Children’s Hospital. The 50/50 will benefit the Zoey Renee Project, created in memory of Zoey Renee Salters. The mission of the project is to provide Owlet monitors to babies in need. The Owlet monitors a baby’s heart rate and pulse oximeter, and parents can access their baby’s readings on their smart phone.