Events set to benefit Monroe soldier

MONROE – Waterside Villas is hosting two fundraising events to benefit Lance Cpl. Colin Pascik, of the Marine Corps., who was seriously injured after stepping on a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in late August.
Saturday, Nov. 6, a Pampered Chef "Chicken Your Way" fundraiser cooking show hosted by Jessica Arnot will be held at 12:57 p.m.
Ms. Arnot is donating her time and commission to the recovery fund.
In addition, Tuesday, Nov. 16, a spaghetti dinner will be held with seatings at 4, 5 and 6 p.m. The cost is $10 for adults and $7 for children under 10. Interested participants must register by Nov. 12.
Lance Cpl. Pascik, a Monroe resident, enlisted in the Marines upon graduation from high school, at the same time his twin brother, Clayton, enlisted in the Navy.
Colin Pascik sustained serious injuries in Afghanistan, which resulted in the loss of both legs. He is recovering at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
To assist the injured Marine and his family, Veterans of Foreign Wars Monroe Central Post 262 has established a "Road to Recovery" fund on his behalf.
Contributions can be sent to Colin Pascik Road to Recovery Fund, 120 Monmouth Road, Monroe Township, New Jersey, 08831.
Waterside Villas, located at 1 Overlook Drive in Monroe Township, is a 55+ apartment residence.
To register for these events, call 609-409-0018 or visit