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Monroe Lions Shred Day

MONROE, CT — Residents can safely dispose of sensitive documents they no longer need during Shred Day, a Monroe Lions Club event to be held from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Oct. 22.

The event will take place in the Rite Aid parking lot at 435 Main St., at the corner of Routes 25 and 59. Participants can watch an Oakridge Massive Mobile Shredder tear their boxes of paper to shreds.

The cost is $10 per box and copy paper sizes of 18 x 10 x 11 will be accepted. Larger boxes will be $5 extra. All money collected will be donated by the Monroe Lions Club to support local needs.

The Lions Club asks participants not to bring binders, binder clips, spiral notebooks or Pendaflex® folders.

For information, write to Len Berger at [email protected]

Lions’ donations

The Monroe Lions Club recently made two donations totaling over $2,500 in keeping with the organization’s motto: To Serve.

The Monroe Police Department’s Community Fund received $1,000 to assist officers in their community policing efforts, connecting them with townspeople.

The Monroe Lions Club also donated more than $1,500 to the town of Monroe’s Social Services Department. These funds will be used to provide students with calculators needed to successfully complete their studies.

Rotary Golf Tournament

The Monroe Rotary Club’s 28th annual Golf Tournament will be held at Whitney Farms Golf Course on Sept. 8. The title sponsor is L.A. Barnaby & Sons.

To RSVP, send an email to Monroe Rotary Club President Dennis Condon at [email protected]

Shop ‘n Eat Flea Market and Food Truck Festival

The Monroe Food Pantry is hosting its first annual Shop ‘n Eat Flea Market and Food Truck Festival, to be held at Masuk High School on Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is two dollars per car.

The food trucks will include Backwoods Dawgz & Catering and The Coop.

Businesses interested in being a food truck vendor or in having a flea market booth should email Food Pantry Director Julie Banks, [email protected], or call her at 203-452-2817 or 203-606-3071. Applications are available on the Monroe Food Pantry’s Facebook page.

“Food trucks just have to get registered with the town of Monroe through its Health Department,” Banks said. “While we are not charging them an extra fee, we would appreciate a donation.”

Advertisers needed for Masuk Football Program Book

The Masuk Football Club is compiling the Panthers Football Program Book, which is distributed to football families, friends and businesses, as well as at events and home games throughout the season.

Many of the books will also kept as mementos beyond the players’ high school football careers.

Local businesses have an opportunity to support Masuk’s football program, while increasing their visibility in the community by publishing an advertisement in the program.

Business Ads are $100 for a half page and $150 for a full page. All proceeds will be used to support the team. See the order formfor exact dimensions. Ad layouts and payments must be received by Aug. 26 to be included in the program book.

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