The annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® raised over $35,000 Saturday when hundreds of participants walked from the Fairfield Train Station to Fairfield Town Hall to take a collective stand against sexual violence and abuse in our communities.

The Monroe Police Department had a team Saturday for The Center for Family Justice’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event against domestic violence.

The White Ribbon planning committee expressed its gratitude for the support of the teams, individuals and sponsors, including the title sponsor, Aquarion Water Company.

An effort is still underway to raise $15,000 more by the end of the week. To donate, click here.

Team & Individual Fundraising Leaders 

  • Pamela & Eric Dale – First Place Team & Individual Winners
  •  O’Shaugnessy Asset Management – Second Place Team Winner
  •  CFJ Board Chair Kathryn Maiolo – Second Place Individual Fundraiser

Biggest Team Participation 

  •  Sacred Heart University’s Athletic Teams and leadership joined by the Delta Tau Delta fraternity brothers.

  Most Creative Team Sign 

  • Sacred Heart University’s Women’s Basketball Team

   Most Creative Shoes 

  • Easton Police Chief Richard Doyle
  • Edward Calederon, the Elizabeth M. Pfriem Camp HOPE America-Bridgeport & Pathways to HOPE programs (Pictured above).

  Youth Leadership Award 

  • Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s RAAFT Club

Shannon Reilly, a Realtor from Better Homes and Gardens: Gaetano Marra Homes, will give a presentation entitled “How to navigate the process of buying or selling a home,” at the Monroe Senior Center this Wednesday, April 27, at 2 p.m.

You do not have to be a member to attend, but must call to reserve your seat, 203-452-2815, ext. 0.

Light refreshments will be served and there will be a raffle for a gift certificate to a local restaurant.

Turning The Page, 477 Main St., is planning events throughout the weekend of April 30 for Independent Bookstore Day.

On Saturday, author Leslie Bulion will do a reading and signing for her latest book of poetry entitled “Serengeti” at 10:30 a.m.

On Sunday, therapy dog teams from The Exceptional Sidekick Service and Therapy Dogs will be in the store from noon to 2 p.m.. Then at 3 p.m. Lauren Tarshis, author of The New York Times bestselling “I Survived” series, will talk about her new novel, “I Survived The Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967.”

For information on the Independent Bookstore Day Passport Program, click here.

Source credit: Bill Bittar, The Monroe Sun. Link to original article