DARIEN, Conn. — Palmer's Market in Darien will be doing its part to help children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout April. The supermarket will be selling "Stars for STAR" to benefit the seventh annual STAR Walk, Roll and Stroll event in May.
"We encourage everyone in the community to purchase 'Stars for STAR,'" said Cindy Palmer, co-owner of Palmer's Market. "We accept any size donations."
STAR provides programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Fairfield County. Some of its services include physical, occupational and speech therapy, job training and placement, residential living, day programs and transportation. STAR maintains 10 group homes and 12 independent living facilities, including a group home for six adults in Darien.
The "Stars for STAR" will be sold until April 22, and then collected and strung along the paths of the STAR Walk, Roll and Stroll, which will be held at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport on May 6.
About 800 walkers and volunteers are expected to attend the event, which will have two walking routes for people of all ages. One will be a 5K (3.1 miles) and the other will be a 1.6K (one mile). There will also be family activities such as face-painting, arts and crafts, games, cultural demonstrations, clowns, lunch and snacks. The event will be chaired this year by Edward, Catherine and Hope Piorkowski of Darien.