Thursday, September 2, 2010

Monroe to Celebrate its Families All September

from Monroe Patch:

A poster contest, a college placement workshop and an apple festival on the Monroe Green. All events are a part of Monroe Family Month, a celebration First Selectman Steve Vavrek hopes to have every year.

State Rep. DebraLee Hovey (R-112) told the first selectman the Connecticut Legislature stopped funding events for Family Day in 2008. But a grassroots revival for the month of September was fine with Vavrek.

"Monroe needs to get back to our community roots," he said. "For too long it has become town verses schools, activists versus schools and businesses, Republicans versus Democrats ect. ect."

The theme for Monroe Family Month is "Families — Monroe's Greatest Resource." The month will also feature a Citizen of the Year. The goal of the month will be for businesses, schools and town departments to work together with education and family oriented events and activities.

Read more about Family Month here.

It is wonderful to see our Apple Festival listed in this month's activities!

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