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Orange Lions Fundraiser Attracts Record Crowd

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Mar 252019
 

The Orange Lions Club would like to say thank for all the recent support of our “Spring Tasting” on March 22. It was a roaring success with neatly 200 guests in attendance!

Thank you to our Sponsors: Wine and Liquor Outlet, Eli’s of Orange, Trader Joe’s, Wayne Hugendubel of Coldwell Banker. Shop Rite, Cellini’s Design Jeweler, Eve Overchuk, Ken Carney of Baybrook Remodeling, Marion Nugent, Bruce Spiewak of AIA Architect Consulting, and Yale Surgical.

We also would like to thank our Friends:
Marian and Bob Drobish and Mild to Wild Automotive

In addition, many local businesses and members of our club donated prizes to our raffle table and silent auction. Thank you to these businesses and Lions:
Glam Spa, 221 Post a Salon, Gabriele’s, Baja, TGI Fridays, On the Border, 744 West, Stonebridge, Panera, Munson Chocolate, I-spa Nail, Lucinda’s Hair and Boutique, Sunflower Farms, Lions Ann Carollo, Lea Turner, Pat Romano, Marie Kaufman, Deb Hart, Anna Marie Goldberg, Marion Nugent, Linda Muttitt, Suzanne Anderson, and Nick Bencivengo.

The Spring Tasting on Friday, March 22 at St Barbara’s Greek Hall was a fun, social, community event. The relaxed atmosphere made for a wonderful evening for all who attended. The feedback we have received
from everyone has been overwhelmingly positive. We had a record crowd and exceeded our goals!

This major club fundraiser helps to support many community organizations. The Orange Lions Charities Inc. is a 501-C3 nonprofit organization permit #E-2370472, with the main focus on blindness aid,
prevention, and eye research. Tax-deductible contributions benefit the Lions Club’s local and national charities such as Fidelco Guide Dogs, Low Vision Centers, the Orange Senior Center, Public Library (specialty large print and audio books), Youth Services, DARE, the Orange Historical Society, and the Volunteer Fire Department. Our club also awards Community Grants to worthy groups and/or individuals and provides scholarships to qualified seniors at Amity High School.

The participation and attendance of so many in the Spring Tasting were key to its roaring success and the Orange Lions Club thanks you! Thank you all for your support!

— The Orange Lions Club

Orange Lions Award 13 Community Grants

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Mar 242019
 

Earlier this month, the Lions Club of Orange hosted its annual Community Grants evening and awarded grant money to 13 worthy community services organizations.

The following local organizations received grants.

• Orange Fire Marshal’s Office

• Orange Police Department

• Orange Historical Society

• Orange Community Services

• Orange Elementary Olympic Festival

• Orange Youth Services

• Orange Conservation Commission

• Orange Volunteer Fire Association

• Case Memorial Library

• Community Soup Kitchen

• Racebrook School

• CT regional Group Blinded Vets

• Rape Crisis Center of Milford

The Orange Lions is an active, involved, serving and caring group of your neighbors and they welcome everyone to become a member.

A favorite Lions tag line is: “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”

Save The Date And Get Your Tickets Now For The Orange Lions Spring Wine Tasting

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Mar 172019
 

The Orange Lions Club will host its annual Spring Wine Tasting event on Friday, March 22, 2019, at St Barbara’s Church Hall, 480 Racebrook Road from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The tasting will be facilitated by the Wine and Liquor Outlet of Orange.

The tasting will feature a large selection of wines, boutique beers, and some specialty liquors.  The event also will feature a large cheese table, appetizers, and delicious desserts.  As always, a lively raffle of baskets will take place during the evening.

All proceeds will benefit Lions Club local and national charities. Additionally, the club supports Fidelco Guide Dogs and Low Vision Centers. The Club awards Community Grants to worthy groups/individuals such as the Orange Historical Society, Senior Center, Case Memorial Library, Youth Services, and the Volunteer Fire Department, serves an annual Thanksgiving dinner to local seniors, does vision screenings for young children in Orange, and provides scholarships to qualified Amity seniors.

Join the Orange Lions on Friday, March 22, for this wonderful evening and get your tickets early.

Tickets are available from any Orange Lion Club member, at The Wine and Liquor Outlet, or by calling 203-795-3906 or 203-795- 0134 and through the following link  https://orangelionswinetasting.brownpapertickets.com/

OVFD Auxiliary Introduces New Fundraiser — Register Today!

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Mar 172019
 

Egg My Yard is a NEW fundraiser hosted by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department which will take place on Saturday, April 13. You have the choice between candy and toys inside prefilled eggs. 

The first 2 dozen eggs are $18, and every additional dozen after is $7.  Register By March 30. 

The Easter bunny will hide eggs in your front yard for your kids to find the next morning.  The form is available on the auxiliary Facebook page- link below.

You can email OVFDAuxiliary@hotmail.com or call or text Jillian  203-907-9054

For more information about this fundraiser, and other upcoming events please visit https://www.facebook.com/OVFDAuxiliary/

Proceeds of fundraisers directly benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

Mark Your Calendars For The Annual OVFD Auxiliary Pancake Supper

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Mar 122019
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host its 10th annual Pancake Supper on Wednesday, March 13 at Chip’s Restaurant, 321 Boston Post Rd., Orange.

The menu includes Pancakes, Eggs, choice of Bacon or Sausage and beverage.

There will be an early seating at 5:30 p.m. and late seating at 6:30 p.m.

Prices are: $12.00 for Adults, $6.00 Children 10 and under, gratuity included.

Tickets must be purchased in advance as a limited number of seats available.

Tickets may be purchased from any Auxiliary member or at Knight’s Inc., 286 Boston Post Rd. Orange. All proceeds benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

For further information, e-mail Lynn at LMK415@yahoo.com or visit our website at www.orangevfd.com

Who Wants To Win A Pig Roast? Meat-O OVFD Fundraiser Tonight!

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Mar 092019
 

Meat-O is a NEW fundraiser hosted by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxilary and will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Orange Center Road firehouse at 6 p.m.  It is similar to bingo, but played with a hand of 3 playing cards, for prizes of gift certificates, baskets, meats and more! 

The big prize is a PIG ROAST! Pig and cooker are included in this great prize!

Hands are bought before each round for a price range of $1-10 depending on the value of the prize; multiple hands may be bought by each person. 

Advance seating price is $5 per person, $8 at the door.  Coffee and dessert will be provided, you can bring snacks. (No alcohol please)

You can email OVFDAuxilary@hotmail.com or call or text Vickie 203-915-4822

For more information about this fundraiser, and other upcoming events please visit https://www.facebook.com/OVFDAuxiliary/

Proceeds of fundraisers directly benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

Orange Police Officer Asks For Your Support

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Mar 092019
 

The Super Plunge is a Penguin Plunge event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut on March 30 and 31 in Westbrook. A select group of individuals will plunge every hour for 24 consecutive hours to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Connecticut athletes.

Penguin Plunges give participants an opportunity to come together with friends and other warm-hearted individuals in their community to have fun and do good. Participants jump into the chilly waters of a lake or ocean in an exciting, festive atmosphere and earn great incentive prizes by raising money online to support Special Olympics’ year-round sports, health and fitness programs for people of all abilities.

So, who’s dedicated (and brave) enough to repeatedly run into the frigid ocean water 24 times over the course of 24-hours?

Well, for one, Orange Police Officer Denny Peterson, who is a town captain for the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

“I’m taking part in a Super Plunge at the end of March. I have to raise $2,400 by March 30th,” Peterson said. So far, he’s raised $2,205. Click HERE for his page to donate and help him reach his goal before the deadline in a couple of weeks.

The community is invited to join our brave Super Plungers for the Final Plunge at 12 p.m. on Sunday, March 31.

For more information contact Jackie at jackiet@soct.org 

 

Take the Leap for Literacy in 2019 At Annual ‘Leprechaun Leap’

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Feb 282019
 

Be a brave and warm-hearted soul, and become part of the fun when Literacy Volunteer of Southern CT’s annual Leprechaun Leap comes to Walnut Beach on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Join the many other brave, warm-hearted souls who will “take the leap” for the Center at 2:30 p.m. sharp!  “Leapers” from around the city will collect donations from family members, co-workers, and friends, and run, jump or dive into the icy cold waters at Walnut Beach.

But if you’re a little timid to make the splash, show your warm heart by making a pledge of support to a braver soul who’s leaping. There’s always plenty of room for spectators to come down to the beach anyway!

Watch the competitions between local high school students and teachers, civic groups, restaurants, local businesses, canines and many more who will make the “leap” into Long Island Sound!

Trophies will be awarded in several categories, including Best Costume, Most Enthusiastic, Group Theme, Largest Group of Leapers, Most Individual Pledges, Highest Group Pledges, First One in Water, First One Out of Water, Bravest Junior Leaper (under 12), Best Tailgate Party, Favorite Civic Organization, Best Leprechaun Costume and Favorite Literacy Leaper.  The awards ceremony will take place at Bridge House Restaurant, Devon following the event. 

All proceeds collected by the “leapers” will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut. The Milford Bank and Milford Kiwanis are the ICE CUBE sponsors. Other sponsors include Dawn Sullivan, Milford Alive, Jean Cianciolo, Linda Whittaker, Wendy’s Wellness, BRIDGE HOUSE RESTAURANT.

Read more online at www.lvsct.org or pick up a Brochure/Waiver at the Literacy Center office at 16 Dixon Street, Milford or call 203-878-4800.                                 

Don’t Miss The Taste Of Greece This Weekend – One Day Only

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Feb 252019
 

The Saint Barbara Parish, 480 Racebrook Road, Orange, will host its annual one-day “Taste of Greece” Festival on Saturday, March 2 from 11 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the community’s Ballroom.

The event features its wonderfully prepared Greek cuisine and Pastries.

Eat-in or take food with you to enjoy at home.

The parish’s Book & Icon Store and a Greek Market will also be open throughout the day.

Free Admission.  Free on-site Parking.

Orange Brownie Troop Hosts Collection Drive

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Feb 112019
 

For the second consecutive year, Brownie Troop 60274 is hosting a Gift of Warmth Blanket and Towel Drive during the month of February.

The girls are learning about taking care of animals and all of the new towels and blankets that they collect will go to local animal shelters.

There is a labeled collection box in the lobby at the High Plains Community Center for the entire month, so you may drop the items off at your convenience.

The girls and leaders from Troop 60274 thank their families and the community in advance for their continued support.