The Hockanum Hose Company of the Vernon Fire Dept. has scheduled a fundraiser at Papa Ginos Pizza on Friday from 4 to 9 p.m.
A portion of any purchase will go directly to help the local firefighters of the Hockanum Hose Company.
Patrons must mention the fire department when picking up and ordering.
A fire truck wile on hand for the youngsters to explore.
Vernon resident and Eastern Connecticut State University professor Charles Chatterton is participating in the ECSU Poverty Awareness Marathon, beginning at 7 a.m. Friday from the campus Student Center.
Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item whether running, walking or cheering.
The ECSU mens lacrosse team is slated to run as are several students from Vernon.
The goal is to raise 462 donated items, a number that representing the 46.2 million Americans living in poverty.