Seven restaurants will vie for the affection of pizza lovers on Saturday during the first annual Best Pizza in Monroe Contest to be held at the Chalk Hill School gym from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will benefit Project Warmth.
Businesses throwing their hats in the ring include , , , , , and .
There will be winners in several different categories such as best crust and cheese.
Monroe Economic Development Dir. Teri Rotella, who is organizing the contest, said there will also be an overall winner, who will have "bragging rights," keeping the trophy at their restaurant for an entire year.
Each vote will cost one dollar and those attending may vote as many times and in as many categories as they want.
Project Warmth is the town's home heating and energy assistance program. It is run by the Social Services Department.
Social Services Dir. Barbara Yeager has said that demand often exceeds the funds available to assist struggling families with their bills amid harsh economic times.