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The Howler - (Late) May 2021

Welcome to The Howler Newsletter!

This will be a monthly update on all things Playground! Fundraising, Committee Searches, Celebrations, Events, and More.

Take a moment to read, comment, and share!



Budget Approved!

We are so excited to announce that the town budget passed on May 4th. This is a momentous occasion for the Monroe Playground Foundation, as part of this budget approval is allocating $100K to our fundraising goal. Thanks to all that came out and voted for the budget and thanks again to the Town of Monroe for their investment in the future of our parks.

Memorial Day Parade!

We have been working hard on our float design and are SO excited to be a part of the 2021 Memorial Day Parade! Come march with us on parade day or be on the lookout for our playground float. See you May 30th on RT 111!


Fundraising Results

Monroe certainly is a hungry town! We were able to raise over $1500 between our Pizza Take and Bake and our Pasta Dinner fundraisers. Huge thanks yet again to Dave Kuban of Planet Pizza Norwalk for all the help with both of these fundraisers. It wouldn't have been the success it was without your endless help and support! Thank you Dave!!!


Upcoming Events


Join the Monroe Playground Foundation for Cow Plop Bingo coming Sunday, June 6th! Come virtually via our YouTube link or visit the farm in person!

Deeds to squares are only $10 and you could win up to $840! The more people who play the bigger the jackpot!

Winners do not need to be in attendance to win.

Full details and links to purchase your deed available at


June is the perfect time for family pictures! Image by Jess is sponsoring two playground photo sessions June 5th and 6th. Sign up for a 20 minute photo session with a gallery of a minimum of 10 high quality images. More information in the link below! Might be your last chance to get a family portrait with the old playground!


Feeling crafty this spring? Need a fancy new porch board leaner or maybe a time buster for the kiddos? Choose a project at The Painted Plank and a portion of your purchase will go to the new playground!

All details available directly at


Sponsor of the Month

Thanks to Mary Blair of Usborne for helping us raise over $200 with her Cards for a Cause fundraiser. If you missed this fundraiser, don't worry! We will likely be hosting another in the fall. Just in time to get those greeting cards out to family and friends for all the holidays!


Feedback and Information

We want to hear from you!

What events have you liked the most?

What events, items, gatherings would you like to see more of?


Picket Fence Post Fans!

Thank you to all of our Picket Fence Post Fans who have donated! We can't wait to install those pickets on the new playground!

Did you forget to to purchase your picket? Don't worry - you haven't missed your chance yet! Order yours today to have a permanent mark on the new playground!

Here are some of our early picket donations. More names to come next newsletter!

  • Ines Dodge

  • Andrea Fodor

  • Sylvia King

  • Zenko Farms

  • Music Together

  • Alexandra Mack

  • Daisy Rainho

  • Steve Dias

  • Trina Dizon

  • Angelo Mendez

  • Larry Curtis Jr.

  • Robert Westlund

  • Napaporn Slattery

  • Daniel Kohler

  • Monroe Volunteer Fire Dept.

  • Rachel Abraham

  • Ken Kellogg

  • Kazuko Nakamura

  • Terris Weisberg-Tournas

  • Danielle LaRiviere

  • Kelly Bentler

  • Sonia Dias-Jones

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