The John Pettibone School PTO in New Milford will hold its JPS Fun Run fundraiser Oct. 20 during the school day.

The event will be held in conjunction with the school's healthy living initiative to encourage students to exercise and increase their activity levels.

Teachers and students alike will participate in the 20-minute walk/jog around a 1/10-mile track.

PTO members will keep track of the number of laps each student completes.

Every student will receive a Fun Run T-shirt, sponsored by Adventures in Advertising. Students who raise more than $5 will win a prize.

The top female and male fundraiser in the school will each receive a bike, courtesy of Straight Line Bikes & Snowboards. Other prizes include hockey game tickets, courtesy of the Danbury Whalers' professional ice hockey club.

To make a donation to the event, email Michele Romaniello at, or mail a check, made payable to JPS PTO, to JPS PTO, 2 Pickett District Road, New Milford, CT 06776.