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Firemen’s Carnival Fun and Games For a Good Cause

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Aug 012015
 

IMG_6375Friday night was a beautiful night for the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival.

Come out today between Noon and Midnight.

Free Children’s Raffle during the matinee.

Fireworks at 10:45 p.m.

Don’t forget to get your tickets for the Big Raffle, top prize is a $5,000 Visa Gift Card.

Step up for the 50/50 raffle $2 per ticket – half the pot goes to the winning ticket holder and half goes to the OVFD. Friday’s biggest prize winner brought home $172. The more people that participate, the higher the amount you can win.

Proceeds from the Raffles, Main Food Tent, Firemen’s Satellite Food Tent (near the fence on Orange Center Road) and fire department sponsored games, go to support the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

 

Here It Is, Carnival Day: Everything You Need To Know

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Jul 302015
 

carnival 2015The Orange Volunteer Fire Department has been working on the 2015 carnival since the day after the 2014 carnival ended.

Parking and admission are always free.

It takes a lot of planning to keep such a big operation rolling every year, keeping the public interested in coming and finding volunteer non-firefighters  willing to help in the food tent and pitch in at various games around the fairgrounds.

Denise Mirto sent a shout-out for food tent volunteers more than a month ago and has been successful, but she can still use a few extra hands on Saturday day and night and Sunday.

Under the Raffle Tent you will find many familiar faces, selectmen, various committee and board members and residents who come back year after year and donate their time to the fire department, just as the firefighters donate their time to the town every hour of every day.

Several years ago, First Selectman Jim Zeoli called the Carnival the “cheapest fire insurance that an Orange Resident can have.”

“If every household spent a couple hundred bucks at the carnival, it is the cheapest insurance they can have for fire service,” Zeoli said. “If we had a paid Fire Department it would cost us millions of dollars every year.”

Did you know?

There are many rides, games, and food options at the carnival, and everyone has their favorite, but did you know that the Fire Department only benefits from the proceeds at the games and food that they run?

The games are the Frog Bog, Dunk Tank, High Striker, Speedball and Blower ball – the little game of chance next to the raffle tent. The 50/50 raffle benefits both the civilian winner and the fire department, who split the pot a couple of times a day.

The main food tent (under the pavilion) and the satellite food tent straight up the aisle next to the fence on Orange Center Road also are Fire Department run.

Of course, you can’t beat $5 for a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of 10 great prizes, including a $5,000, $4,000, or $2,000 Visa Gift Card, $1,200 Gift Certificate from Diamond Designs, Apple iPad WiFi 16 GB from Best Buy, or one of the gift cards from Chip’s, Trader Joes, Knights Inc or Ben’s Service Center. And finally, there’s the Tickets to New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament.

Rides

Pick up Advanced Online Ride Bracelets at the Main Raffle Booth
Photo ID and signature are required at pickup

• Children must be at least 3’ tall to ride any ride

Advanced online purchase ride bracelets may be used during one of the following periods:
Thursday 5-11 p.m., Friday, 5 p.m. to midnight, Saturday Matinee 12 to 5 p.m., Saturday evening, 5 p.m. to midnight and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
Also, if you didn’t get your on line wristbands on time, the firefighters offer a special at carnival ride bracelet special for $28.

Ride bracelets purchase at the carnival ticket booths may be used during one of the following periods:
Saturday Matinee noon to 5 p.m. or Sunday Family Fun Day from noon to 5 p.m.
And Don’t Forget
The Carnival Spectacular Fireworks Displays on Friday at 10:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:45 p.m.As always, there is a Free raffle for Children 12 and younger on Saturday, during the matinee

Children 12 years and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes. (must be present)

Schedule

Thursday – 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Friday – 5:00 p.m. to 12 midnight

Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight

Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 p.m.

 

After a little rain forecast between 4-8 tonight, the weather is supposed to be great all weekend so, come on down and support your Volunteer Fire Department.

Hey Kevin, How’s The Weather Looking For The Firemen’s Carnival?

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Jul 292015
 

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone getting ready for the 5 p.m. broadcast.

Meteorologist Kevin Arnone getting ready for the 5 p.m. broadcast.

Our favorite Meteorologist, Kevin Arnone (click the Orange Live “Weather” tab at the top of the page) is On Air on WTNH today for All the evening broadcasts. At 5, 5:30, and 6 he said the same thing about tomorrow night… of course he did — he wouldn’t change his forecast. And it’s not too favorable for Most of the opening day at the Orange Firemen’s Carnival.

Rain will start about 4 p.m. and be out of here by 8 p.m. on Thursday, then the rest of the weekend looks much better.

You can see Kevin tonight at 10 p.m. on channel 9 and at 11 on channel 8.

He’s always been deadly accurate, so I guess that means you may not be going on rides when the carny opens at 5 p.m. But there will still be plenty of food and, don’t forget to stock up on those raffle tickets to win one of the great prizes the Volunteer Fire Department has to offer this year.

Watch Kevin, and Come to the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival!

UPDATE: Carnival Wristband Sales Ended At NOON — No, You CAN’T buy them now

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Jul 292015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 6.01.10 PMThe Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival opens on Thursday, July 30 at 5 p.m.

The following text has been re-worded from the original copy to reflect what happened after noon on Wednesday. 

Discounted ride wristband sales have been available online for more than a month, but all good things must come to an end, and online wristband sales ended today at NOON after that, it’s too late!

The Firemen’s Carnival Ad at the top of this site logged more than 57,600 views in less than 30 days, so everyone had fair warning.

After 12 p.m. Wednesday the discounted 2015 wristbands will not be available for sale anymore and no excuses or any amount of whining, begging or bartering will make a difference.

At 12:05 p.m. Carnival Chairman Don Foyer received his first call with an iron-clad excuse, followed by several other pleas for personal favors … his answer, “No.”

After the sales close the paperwork has to be closed out and all the information from those who purchased them on time has to be double checked and then, when you come to the carnival on Thursday and beyond, your wristbands will be waiting for you in the rear of the main raffle tent across from the Pavilion.

IF YOU READ THIS BEFORE 12 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, YOU STILL HAD TIME TO ORDER WRISTBANDS. Otherwise… you were and are too late. 

 

Remember: NO FARMERS’ MARKET TODAY

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Jul 292015
 

Orange Firemen's Carnival

Orange Firemen’s Carnival

The weekly Orange Community Farmers’ Market will not take place Thursday, July 30 because the Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival begins at 5 p.m. and will be using the Pavilion.

The Carnival is the Fire Department’s biggest, most important fundraiser of the year.

Discounted online ride wristband sales ended Wednesday at noon.

The Carnival hours are:

Thursday – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Friday – 5:00 PM to 12 midnight

Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight

Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

The Farmers’ Market will be back Next week, August 6 from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Rotary Hosts Lobsterfest Fundraising Event

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Jul 272015
 

lobsterfestThe Rotary Club of Orange will host its annual Orange Rotary Lobsterfest at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Tickets for this highly anticipated yearly event may be purchased online at www.rotarycluboforange.org, from any Orange Rotarian or by calling 203-516-0870.

Tickets are $40 per adult for twin lobsters or steak, clam chowder, corn-on-the-cob, cole slaw, roll & butter, complimentary beer, wine or soda. The kids menu, for $7 includes a hamburger or hot dog and sides.

The Rotary Club is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

The organization is open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and more than 1.2 million members worldwide.

Locally, the Rotary Club of Orange is engaged in numerous charitable activities designed to improve the lives of those in south-central Connecticut and beyond.

All proceeds from the Lobsterfest will go toward supporting Rotary’s initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange Historical Society Tag Sale Features Collectible Baseball Cards

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Jul 252015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 4.03.22 PMThe Orange Historical Society is planning its monthly tag sale for July 25 at the Academy Museum and Antique Shop,605 Orange Center Road, weather permitting.

The antique shop is open every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with quality antiques and collectibles.

Ask to see our collection of baseball cards and look through the newest postcard as well.

Come shop for those summertime hostess gifts.
For information call 203-795-3106.

The baseball cards can be seen on Craig’s list under “collectibles baseball cards, Orange, updated list.”

Business: You Can Be a Tee Sign Sponsor At OEDC Golf Tourney

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Jul 212015
 

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.16.49 AMThe Orange Economic Development Corporation’s 9th Annual Golf Tournament, will take place at the Orange Hills Country Club in Orange on Friday, Sept. 18.

We would like to encourage local businesses to become Tee Sign Sponsors.  Tee Signs are priced at $100 per sign.  If you are interested in this opportunity and/or are interested in participating in the tournament, call us at 203-891-1045.

The OEDC projects 80 to 100 golfers to participate in the tournament.

We are planning a great event and are looking forward to having a fantastic day on the course!

OH WHAT A NIGHT! Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation Gala Benefit Concert To Beat All Concerts!

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Jul 162015
 

hyully flierPresenting a dynamic musical review of hit songs from America’s favorite boys from New Jersey, OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons headlines the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation’s thirteenth annual Evening for the Arts Gala Benefit on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, light hors d’oeuvres and a Silent Auction. This year’s pre-concert Silent Auction features more than 150 items including a vacation getaway, a sunrise hot air balloon ride, vintage, handcrafted & designer items, baskets of treats, theater and sports tickets, as well as Hollywood and sport memorabilia.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396. (1-877-278-7396). Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

About the Headliners

OhWhatANight!_photo2OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exciting musical revue written by Motown producer George Solomon, directed by award-winning Broadway producer/director Michael Chapman with choreography by Paul Holmquist. The show features all the original Valli-Four Season hits as well as many top 10 releases not in Broadway’s Tony award-winning hit musical. According to Judy Primavera, foundation co-founder and president,“Everyone loves this music. We are very fortunate to have the country’s #1 Frankie Valli-Four Seasons tribute band at our gala.”

OH WHAT A NIGHT’s exhilarating, family-friendly musical revue thrills its audiences with great choreography, boundless energy, humor and instantly recognizable classic hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, My Eyes Adored You, Working My Way Back To You, Let’s Hang On and Who Loves You. The Gala will also showcase the talents the young people who are involved in the foundation’s programs.

The Masters of Ceremonies for the evening’s festivities is Jared Brown, Artist Director of Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, with Rob and Andrea Kennedy, Directors of Amity Creative Theatre, serving as co-hosts and auctioneers.

About the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation

jamieThe Evening for the Arts Gala benefits the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, and created in the memory of Orange, CT, resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala go to support the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, which sponsors scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut, especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.

The foundation’s presence has its greatest impact in the BOW elementary schools and the Amity Middle and High Schools. Students in all six elementary schools and the two Amity Middle Schools have benefitted from the foundation’s arts educational programs, including a start-up grant for the Spartan Players theater club at the Bethany campus. At Amity High School, the foundation sponsors a visiting artist series in studio art, music, and theatre; the Memory Project, Mugs for Mankind, storytelling SLAM, as well as Amity Creative Theatre’s fall play and spring musical.

This year a total of nine Amity graduates are recipients of four-year partial college scholarships to study art or theatre.

For information on the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: [email protected].

Just 15 Days Until The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival Begins

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Jul 152015
 

IMG_5153The Orange Public Works Department strung the sign over Orange Center Road this morning, so it won’t be long before the 2015 Firemen’s Carnival begins.

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival takes place at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange July 30, 31 August 1, 2, 2015

Carnival Operating Hours

Thursday – 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Friday – 5:00 PM to 12 midnight

Saturday – 12 Noon to 12 midnight

Sunday – 12 Noon to 5:00 PM

SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY
Friday 10:30PM and Saturday at 10:45PM

2015 RAFFLE PRIZES

1st prize  $5,000 Visa Gift Card

2nd prize $4,000 Visa Gift Card

3rd prize $2,000 Visa Gift Card

4th prize $1,200 Gift Certificate – Diamond Designs

5th prize Apple iPad WiFi 16 GB – Best Buy

6th prize $350 Gift Card – Chip’s Family Restaurant

7th prize $300 Gift Card – Trader Joe’s

8th prize $250 Gift Card – Knights, Inc.

9th prize $200 Gift Card – Ben’s Service Center

10th prize Tickets to New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament