Community News: The Return of Think Pink Monroe, Farmers Market video, Constitution Week

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Bonnie Maur, who had a long career as a middle school science teacher for Monroe public schools, wants Monroe to Think Pink to raise breast cancer awareness this October.

MONROE, CT — Think Pink Monroe, a town-wide fundraising drive benefiting St. Vincent’s Swim Across the Sound, is back for its second year.

The effort will begin on Oct. 1 and continue with decorations and informational and fundraising events throughout the month.

There will be a daily Think Pink Socially Distant Activity, when organizers share something on their Facebook page, encouraging people to join in the fun and help spread awareness by sharing their own comments and posts along with the theme.

The Think Pink Monroe calendar will chronicle the activities. Here’s a daily run down:

Mondays: Weekly reminders to schedule a mammogram, or check with a buddy and offer to go with them, along with information on how and where to get them done.

Healthy Tasting Tuesdays: Healthy lifestyles are promoted with the posting of a healthy recipe and invitations for visitors to post their own recipes and food photos.

Wednesdays: We Wear Pink Wednesdays: Post a picture of yourself dressed in pink at home or out and about the town.

Thoughtful Thursdays: Information will be shared on needs to support you and others with invitations to share your stories.

Feel Good Fridays: Post a positive affirmation for the day. Show your love and support for your family, friends and neighbors.

Supportive Saturdays: Support a local Think Pink Supporting business and post your photos or wonderful experiences with those businesses.

Step it Up Sundays: Post an exercise for people to try, along with a picture of you doing something to promote good health, or your own routine to help others who want to be more active.

To donate to Think Pink Monroe, click here or send an email to [email protected] To get involved, send an email or visit the Facebook page.

A day at the Monroe Farmers’ Market

Brian Fitzgibbons, of Corner Loft Outreach Studio, LLC, made a short video of his visit to the Monroe Farmers’ Market at Fireman’s Field as a way to promote local growers.

Constitution Week

First Selectman Ken Kellogg made a proclamation for Constitution Week, which is celebrated from Sept. 17 through 23, commemorating the 231st anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America.

Standing beside him at the Veterans Memorial in front of Monroe Town Hall was Tax Collector Deborah Heim.

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