Community News: Basketball champs and an old fashioned fish fry

St. Peter's Episcopal Church's annual Fish Fry is coming this March.

MONROE, Conn. — St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is hosting its annual Fish Fry on three Fridays, March 13, 20 and 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Meals, which include a battered fish filet or baked fish or homestyle macaroni and cheese, cost $15 per adult and $7 per child (age 6 to 12). Each dinner includes cole slaw, French fries a beverage and dessert.

Credit cards are accepted and all are welcome.

Families may dine in at the church, 175 Old Tannery Road, or order takeout by calling 203-268-4265 at 5 p.m.

Gonzaga and Richmond rule


Two championship games capped off seasons for the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department’s boys basketball leagues on Monday, Feb. 24.

Gonzaga beat UNC 48-38 to win the grades 7 and 8 league and Richmond topped Tennessee 29-17 in grades 5 and 6 play.


The photo of Richmond includes, Coach Londono and players Richard Bierut, Javier Garcia, Xavier Gonzalez, Daniel Londono, Ethan Menezes, John Mercier, Kyle Saxton, Tyler Smith, Alex Tiago and Joaquim Torre.

The photo of Gonzaga includes Coach Eschert with players Colin Alexander, Owen Correll, James Dutkowsky, Luke Eschert, Edward Medaris, Jack Sisson, Alden Zazzaro and Matthew Zeppieri.

Plunge at the Park

The Monroe Plunge at the Park, which is hosted by the Monroe Police Department to benefit Special Olympics CT, will be held Saturday, April 4, at the Great Hollow Lake side of Wolfe Park.

Check in and registration will begin at 11 a.m. with the Plunge starting at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m.

Visit GIVE.CLASSY.ORG/PLUNGEATTHEPARK to register as an individual, a team or to donate.

Penguin Plunge is one of the largest grassroots fundraisers to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut. Plungers raise funds to Plunge into the chilly waters of Connecticut. Your participation provides funding to support over 12,000 athletes and unified partners who participate in Special Olympics Connecticut’s year-round training and competition in 26 sports.

To participate in the plunge, you must meet a fundraising minimum. Check the page for fundraising minimums and further details. In addition to the awards for top fundraisers and best costumes, Penguins receive incentive prizes for their fundraising efforts.

A health fair

A community health fair will be held at the University of Bridgeport’s Field House, 126 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is one of many annual community health events hosted by the Foundation of Hope throughout Connecticut.

The Foundation of Hope provides solutions to many overwhelming issues for
our community members who are underserved, bringing together charitable organizations and local volunteers to offer many different services to communities in Connecticut.

The Foundation provides its programs at no cost, and is looking for official corporate sponsors to contribute their services to the upcoming 2020 health fairs.

This event provides expensive testing not regularly accessible to the community free of charge. Local doctors, nurses and health practitioners come together to administer a multitude of preventative tests including but not limited to, ​vein care services, free flu vaccines (If you have insurance or Medicare bring your card so the free flu vaccines can be used for those who are uninsured), eye exams, dental and podiatry exams​, blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, body fat analysis pulmonary function tests, a large ​kidney screening exhibit, and confidential HIV testing.

Nurses will also educate on breast and testicular self-exams, salsa, zumba, and aerobic demonstrations and performance.

The health fair also caters to families, by providing fun family friendly activities to educate parents in caring for their children’s health, diet and dental hygiene.

Free street parking is available for this event, which will also have free food, prizes and raffles.

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