A scholarship fund created in memory of a young Danbury girl who died of cancer is getting a financial boost this weekend.
The Annual Mackenzie Newsome Scholarship Family Fun Day is being held on Saturday. It's named for a 4-year old who died in March after a battle with Stage 4 cancer.
The day's events will honor her fighting spirit with a dinner, pumpkin painting, face painting and other activities for kids. The scholarship will be awarded in June to a High School senior looking to enter the medical field.
Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 for $35 for a family of four. The event Saturday at the Moose Lodge is from 3 to 8pm.
Donations to the scholarship fund are also being accept by mail:
The Mackenzie Newsome Scholarship
36 Tamarack Ave
Danbury, CT 06810