The Stratford/Trumbull Chapter of Civitan International has always depended upon several fundraisers throughout the year to finance our charitable endeavors; one of our biggest fundraisers has always been the sale of Claxton fruitcakes during the winter holiday season. Traditionally, we have relied upon a partnership with our local Stop & Shop supermarkets to help us with this fundraiser. Unfortunately, we were notified by the Stop & Shop corporate headquarters in 2015 that they would no longer allow us to sell fruitcakes in their stores. Without this mutually-beneficial partnership, we were forced to terminate this annual fundraiser, which has severely impacted our budget and forced us to cut back on our activities. We are currently looking into new methods of fundraising so that we can continue with our many good works in the community.