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Boy Scouts with Troop 63 sell mums and Krispy Kreme doughnuts on the church green, at the corner of Route 111 and Church Street, for a fundraiser Saturday. From left is Tyler Smith, 13, Braeden Goyette, 13, Sanju Selvaraju, 13, Liam Lafond, 17, Finlay Oatis, 11, Matthew Cavallaro, 11, and Jonathan Fontana, 15.

Think Pink Palooza this Thursday

MONROE, CT — All are invited to the Think Pink Palooza, to be held at the Town Gazebo this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. It is the kickoff event for Think Pink Monroe, just before the start of Cancer Awareness Month.

Lisa Martinsky, a second grade teacher at Stepney Elementary School, is the honorary survivor guest speaker. The Palooza will also feature performances from the Masuk High School music program.

To download the program, click here.

The Think Pink Palooza is a celebration of strength, hope and remembrance. Organizers of the event encourage townspeople to come out to show their support and honor cancer survivors everywhere, as well as those whose lives were lost in the fight.

Money raised by Think Pink Monroe goes to Swim Across the Sound to benefit Monroe families dealing with cancer. To order Think Pink merchandize or to make a donation, click here.

Scarecrows at the Park

Monroe businesses can get into the Halloween spirit and help a worthy cause by participating in the Monroe Parks & Recreation Department’s 2nd annual Scarecrow Contest.

Proceeds will benefit the Social Services Exchange Fund, which provides scholarships for local youths to attend the Summer Fun Days Camp program.

Participating businesses will set up a scarecrow that corresponds with the type of business they have. Scarecrows will be on display in the Great Hollow Lake area of Wolfe Park from Oct. 12 through Oct. 31.

Park visitors will cast votes for their favorite scarecrows on the Parks & Recreation Department website.

The winning business will be announced on Nov. 1 and be awarded a complimentary picnic rental one day for up to 100 guests during the 2022 picnic rental season.

There is a $75 fee per scarecrow, which includes a sign and stake. The deadline to enter is Oct. 1. To participate, download an entry form or visit the Monroe Parks & Recreation Department website.

Charity Tag Sale

Monroe Congregational Church is hosting a Charity Tag Sale at the church, 34 Church St., on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There is an early bird special at 8 a.m.

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