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Firemen’s Carnival: There’s Still Something To Do Even If It’s Wet

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Aug 042018
 

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is the department’s most important fundraiser of the year. The popular event at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road is open today from 3 p.m. to midnight. If it’s raining, come for the food! This year, the women’s auxiliary is offering Pie, pie a la mode, ice cream floats, coffee and iced coffee. Don’t miss their section under the main food tent (pavilion)

Amusement ride activities are dependent upon the weather of course. (Forecasters say the rain should clear up by 6 p.m – yet at 12:21 it looks like the sun is already breaking through – but a weather alert was just posted for bad weather until 2:15 p.m.)

Advance ride wristbands can be used during the Saturday Matinee from 12 – 5 p.m. and Saturday Evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.***

You may buy a ride wristband at the carnival for $28, that is good during the Saturday Matinee from 12-5 p.m.***

***due to the delayed opening this may have changed

Don’t forget about the FREE RAFFLE for Children during the Matinee. Children 12 and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes. You must be present to win!

Stay late for the SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY at 10:30 p.m.

Buy a Raffle Ticket or two (or more) and take a chance on the 50/50 Raffle a few times a day. (The very first 50/50 take home prize was $100! Not bad for a $2 investment)

Carnival Rides Inspected And Ready To Go

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Aug 022018
 

The 2018 Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is ready for visitors.

The town fire marshal and state authorities were on the fairgrounds this afternoon inspecting all the rides to make sure they run properly and are safe for this weekend’s event.

Carnival Chairman Donny Foyer said the rides have passed and the firefighters and vendors are ready.

So, even if there is some rainfall tonight, you can skip cooking dinner and eat at the carnival, the firefighters will be manning the grills rain or shine.

Remember, parking and admission are free and raffle tickets for 11 great prizes (top prize is a $7,000 Visa Gift Card) are only $5 each!

Listen for the announcements for the 50/50 raffle drawings all weekend long.

What You Need To Know About The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

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Aug 022018
 

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival is the department’s most important fundraiser of the year. The popular event at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road begins today, Thursday, August 2 at 5 p.m. and is open until 11 p.m.

If you purchased ride tickets in advance online, you may pick up your wristband in the rear of the raffle tent, opposite the main food pavilion and use it all night from 5-11 p.m.

If Mother Nature isn’t feeling too kind, you may still come and support the OVFD by purchasing your dinner at the main food pavilion or the satellite tent, both of which are run by volunteers to benefit the fire department.

Pick up a raffle ticket for just $5 – you have to be in it, to win it. Don’t forget about the 50/50 Raffle, too

Remember, parking and admission are always free.

Friday, Aug. 3

The carnival is open on Friday from 5 p.m. to midnight with a Spectacular Fireworks Display at 10:30 p.m.

Advance ride wristbands can be used from 5 p.m. to midnight.

Saturday, Aug. 4

On Saturday, the carnival is open from noon to midnight.

Advance ride wristbands can be used during the Saturday Matinee from 12 – 5 p.m. and Saturday Evening from 5 p.m. to midnight.

You may buy a ride wristband at the carnival for $28, that is good during the Saturday Matinee from 12-5 p.m.

Don’t forget about the FREE RAFFLE for Children during the Matinee. Children 12 and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes. You must be present to win!

Stay late for the SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY at 10:45 p.m.

Buy a Raffle Ticket or two (or more) and take a chance on the 50/50 Raffle a few times a day.

Sunday, Aug. 5

On Sunday, the carnival is open from noon to 5 p.m.

Advance ride wristbands can be used the entire time from 12-5 p.m.

You may buy a ride wristband at the carnival for $28, that is good from 12-5 p.m.

The big raffle drawing will take place at the main Raffle Tent at 4:30 p.m. You do NOT have to be present to win.

RAFFLE
Raffle tickets are $5.00, (CLICK HERE) to see this year’s prizes!

Tonight, Freshman Tailgate Party 6-7 P.M. — Amity vs Shelton Football at 7 P.M.

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Sep 272013
 

The Spartans celebrate Buono's success.

The Spartans celebrate Buono’s success.

Tonight, the Amity Link Crew sponsors a tailgate party for all freshmen prior to the Amity vs. Shelton football game.

The tailgate party will be held on the practice football field from 6 – 7 p.m.

Freshmen who attend the tailgate and wear their Amity black and gold will be admitted into the football game free of charge.

The tailgate will feature free food, games, and prizes.

Freshmen are encouraged to come out for a fun night of school spirit.

Shelton is one of the toughest competitors Amity has, so come on out and make some noise! Bring a blanket and wear a warm jacket and gloves, it may be chilly out there.

Amity vs Shelton is the NBC 30 Subway Game of the Week and will be featured prominently on the 11 p.m newscast.

Go Spartans! Show the Gaels what you’re made of!

 

Everything You Need To Know About The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival

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Aug 022013
 

A happy diner prepares to have a great meal at the carnival in this file photo.

A happy diner prepares to have a great meal at the carnival in this file photo.

The Orange Volunteer Firemen’s Carnival runs for four days on the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, starting Thursday, Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. Parking and admission are free.

The carnival is one of the most popular traditional events in town and the proceeds from ride tickets, fire department sponsored games and food from the Pavilion and satellite tent near the fence go to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department to pay for training and equipment.

Online discounted ticket sales ended at noon on Wednesday, July 31. If you took advantage of this option, you may pick up your ride bracelets in the rear of the Main Raffle Booth across from the Pavilion. A photo ID and signature are required at pickup.

The ride bracelets may be used during any of the following time blocks: Thursday, 5-11 p.m.; Friday, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Saturday matinee 12-5 p.m.; Saturday evening 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

If you did not purchase advance tickets, the firefighters offer an at carnival ride special of $22 for unlimited rides on Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. and for the Sunday Family Fun Day from 12-5 p.m.

Individual ride tickets are available at the ticket booth (not to be confused with the raffle booth).

The Carnival Hours and Features are:

BRING YOUR APPETITE
Not only do they have your favorite carnival treats, but also lobster rolls, roast beef sandwiches, corn and much, much more!

50/50 Raffle, an exciting feature of the carnival is the 50/50 raffle. If your ticket is pulled, you receive half the accumulated pot and the fire department receives the other half. (Must be present to win).

Thursday, Aug. 1, 5-11:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 2, 5 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Fireworks at 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 3,  12 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Free raffle for children during the matinee — Children 12 and younger can register at the main raffle booth to win free prizes (must be present to win); Fireworks at 10:45 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4, 12 – 5 p.m.; Raffle drawing at 4:30 p.m. (do not have to be present to win).

Here is a list of this year’s RAFFLE PRIZES Tickets $5.00/each

1st Prize –
Disney World Coronado Springs. 7 days, 6 nights with 4-day hopper passes and round trip air out of Hartford, CT to Orland, FL for 2 adults and 2 children under 9 years. (based on availability at time of booking)

2nd Prize –
Bermuda Cruise on Norwegian Epic (?). 7 days, 6 nights cruise out of New York, NY to Bermuda for 2 adults in Ocean View category, includes insurance .. (based on availability at time of booking)

3rd Prize –
Riu Negri!, Jamaica. 7 days, 6 nights, all-inclusive, with round trip air out of JFK, New York, NY to Jamaica, and taxes and transfers for 2 adults. (based on availability at time of booking)

4th Prize –
Branson, Missouri. 7 days, 6 nights, includes hotel with 6 shows, 5 dinners and round trip air out of LaGuardia, New York, NY to Missouri for 2 adults. (based on availability at time of booking)

5th Prize –
Generac 7500 Watt Electric Start Generator – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

6th Prize –
Gift Certificate from Diamond Designs, 500 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

7th Prize –
I-Pad Wi-Fi 16 GB – Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

8th Prize –
Plasma 43″ Samsung Television Best Buy, 53 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

9th Prize –
$400 Fuel Gift Card redeemable at Shell Fuel, 380 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

10th Prize –
Stihl BR350 Backpack Blower – Knights, Inc., 286 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT

11th Prize –
$300 Gift Certificate to Foxwood Casino, 350 Trolley Line Boulevard, Mashantucket, CT

12th Prize –
$200.00 Gift Card, Stop & Shop, Inc., 259 Bull Hill Lane, Orange, CT

13th Prize –
Tickets to New Haven Open at Yale Tennis Tournament

Drawing to be held on Sunday, August 4th, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds.

Alcoholic beverages not included

Published on: Jul 31, 2013 @ 19:10