The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) is busy fund-raising to renovate Five Pennies Playground, located on its grounds on Huntington Turnpike. Plans include new, state-of-the-art play equipment and landscaping. In addition, a commemorative bench and brick walk will be installed.

They need a few more committed volunteers to help them reach their fund-raising goals. Contact Bill Mecca at billmecca@hotmail.com to get involved.

You can help NIA reach their goal by purchasing a tile engraved with your child’s artwork or a brick with engraved names. Your tile/brick will make a lasting impression for generations to come!

In addition, the NIA hosts several upcoming events throughout the year, including the Halloween Parade, Oct. 26; Harvest Craft Beer and Wine Night, Nov. 8; the Christmas tree sale (Thanksgiving weekend); and the 25th anniversary of the Jingle Bell Run (Dec. 6.

For details on any of these events, or to purchase a commemorative tile/brick, visit niatrumbull.org, polarengraving.com/niatrumbull, or visit the Nichols Improvement Association on Facebook.