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The Monroe Volunteer Fire Department is hosting a Fire Truck Show in celebration of its 100th Anniversary.
100th Anniversary Fire Truck Show

The public is welcome to the Monroe Volunteer Fire Department’s Fire Truck Show to celebrate its 100th Anniversary on Saturday, May 20, on Fireman’s Field, 18 Shelton Road, from 1 to 8 p.m.

Connecticut Parade Marshals will judge fire apparatus at 1:30 p.m., and an awards ceremony will be held at 4 p.m.

The event will have live music from 5 to 8 p.m. and a booth will sell MVFD 100th Anniversary merchandise throughout the day.

The show will include a Fire Service Bullpen for those over age 21 with a fire uniform and/or I.D.

Bicentennial Time Capsule

The official viewing of the contents of the 2023 Time Capsule will be held at Monroe Town Hall on Tuesday, May 23, at 6:30 p.m.

The event is part of the celebration of Monroe’s Bicentennial. For information, visit MonroeBicentennial.org.

Chamber Golf Tournament

The Monroe Chamber of Commerce is having its annual Golf Tournament at Whitney Farms Golf Course, 175 Shelton Road, on Tuesday, July 11.

The tournament needs golfers and sponsors. This year’s title sponsor is Clarkson’s Shipping Services.

Proceeds raised fund scholarships for Monroe high school seniors.

A $175 registration includes green fees, lunch, a golf cart, refreshments, dinner and awards.

Sponsorship opportunities include a $1,000 donation to be a dinner sponsor, $750 to be a lunch sponsor, $750 to be a golf cart sponsor, $500 for the longest drive, $500 for closest to the pin, $500 for a hole-in-one, $125 for a tee, $75 for the buffet dinner only, a $450 golf special for two players and a tee sponsor (a $25 savings).

For a registration and sponsorship form, click here. Registration can be done by mail or online.

The day of the tournament begins with a 10 a.m. check in and registration, followed by lunch in the afternoon.

There is an 11 a.m. shotgun start. A cocktail hour will follow the golf and there will be a 5:30 p.m. awards dinner.

Mile Down the Pike

The M&T Bank Mile Down the Pike, a road race on Monroe Turnpike before the start of the annual Memorial Day Parade on Sunday, May 28, will feature times and prizes for different genders and age groups.

To register for the race online, click here. It costs $20 for early registration, which runs through May 20 and the first 200 to register will get an event T-shirt. From May 21 to the day of the race, registration costs $25.

Money raised from the event will be used for the Bicentennial fireworks and other events celebrating Monroe’s 200th birthday.

On May 28, registration and check in will be on Fireman’s Field, at the corner of routes 110 and 111, where runners can also park, at around 11 a.m. The race, which is downhill, will begin just below the traffic circle on Monroe Turnpike at 12:30 p.m. and finish at the intersection with Elm Street.

Monroe Music Festival

The Monroe Music Festival at Wolfe Park will be held on Saturday, May 27. The event is sponsored by the Creative Music Center in Monroe and will feature a lineup of local musical talent that will entertain audiences at the Bicentennial Picnic celebrating the town of Monroe’s 200 year anniversary.

The live music is scheduled to be from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Honoring Our Heroes

Monroe’s Memorial Day Parade: Honoring Our Heroes, Past and Present, will also celebrate the town’s Bicentennial when marchers proceed down Monroe Turnpike in authentic WWII vehicles, cars, floats and on foot at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 28.

This year’s parade will recognize Monroe residents and veterans, Noreene Thomas Martin and John Thomas, who are husband and wife.

Immediately following the parade, the town’s Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at the War Memorial located directly in front of Town Hall.

In the event of rain, the parade will be cancelled, but the ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Monroe Town Hall. Cancellation information will be announced on WICC, WMNR and on the Town Hall’s Parks & Recreation cancellation line (203-339-6106).

On the day of the parade, participants will line up on lower Elm Street, beginning at 12 p.m. Marchers should refer to the map included with their application.

To participate in the parade, visit the town’s website at monroect.gov. Information on the parade is listed on the scroller. Any questions regarding the parade should be directed to Vida Stone at 203-452-2811.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

FAIRFIELD, CT — Put on your walking shoes – maybe some red heels – and get ready to raise awareness about preventing violence against women and girls during The Center for Family Justice’s 11th Annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® on Saturday, June 3.

Presented by the Aquarion Water Company, Walk A Mile will begin with registration at 8 a.m. at the Fairfield Train Station. The walk will begin at 9 a.m. To register as an individual or a team, go to bit.ly/cfjwam2023.

A new Lion
Martin Kane, left, with Len Berger.

The Monroe Lions Club recently installed a new member, Martin Kane, III.

As a benefits coordinator for Yale University, Martin quickly offered to lead the Monroe Lions Shred Day fundraiser which was successfully completed on Saturday, April 29.

As a Monroe Lion, Martin follows a family tradition started by his grandfather, Henry Mileski, who was a past president of the Monroe Lions.

Martin follows the tradition and a desire to fulfill the Lions International motto: We Serve. He was sponsored for membership by his uncle and past Lion president, Len Berger.

For information on the club’s fundraisers, its membership role or its programs, call Monroe Lions President Frank Bent at 203-650-5632.

Casey wins Red Nose Award

Donald M. Casey Jr. of Monroe received the Red Nose Award from officers of the International Shrine Clown Association in recognition of his fundraising efforts on behalf of children in need of medical services through the organization’s Red Sneaker Fund.

The Red Sneaker Fund provides financial support for research to improve treatments and techniques for children with burn injuries at Shriners Hospital.

Casey is a clown with the Pyramid Shrine Temple in Stratford.

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