Wilton Police Grow Mustaches for ‘Movember’ Fundraising

For the months of November and December, some Wilton Police Officers will appear a bit different.

The Wilton Police Commission and Police Chief Robert Crosby have provisionally approved lifting restrictions of facial hair for Wilton officers, in the spirit of fundraising for needy causes. Officers who request permission to participate in the fundraiser “Movember” to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as depression in men, prostate cancer and other male cancers, will be allowed to grow their facial hair.

Officers will donate funds to St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, a charitable, grass roots organization run by St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation. Since 1987, the SWIM has a unique niche, providing cancer education, screening, and prevention programs at low- or no-cost for the underinsured and uninsured. In addition, the SWIM helps individual cancer patients on a case-by-case basis with specific needs, such as the funding of wigs and prostheses, medication assistance, free transportation to treatments and appointments, day-care scholarships and support groups. Officers will be allowed to grow facial hair if they donate $50.00 per month.

Movember is an international effort dedicated to raise awareness and funds for a variety of health related causes that men face.

Wilton Lax Invites 1st Graders to First Stick Program

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Wilton Lacrosse Association is inviting all 1st grade boys and girls to the First Grade/First Stick Program. All registered participants will receive a free lacrosse stick and learn basic skills from Wilton High School varsity coaches and players. The program takes place on Saturday, Nov. 7 on Guy Whitten Field from 3-4 p.m.. To register for the event, visit the Wilton Lacrosse Association website.

Zion’s Hill Preschool Hosts Playdate and Tour

Zion’s Hill Preschool is hosting a playdate and tour for families with children ages 2-5 years, on Thursday Nov. 5, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.. Toddlers can play and listen to stories while parents learn about the play-based curriculum and enrichment programs. Open enrollment begins Dec. 1. To RSVP call the school at 203.762.9620.