For two decades the holiday light display on Riverdale Road has attracted people from near and far.
Last year this neat, tastefully decorated home caught the attention of the entire nation when it became one of the top 11 Best Light Displays in an online contest.
With that recognition behind them, and with their children all grown, the couple that resides there decided to add another piece to their display this year. A collection box. No, it’s not for money to help pay their electric bill, but a food donation box to help fill the Orange Community Services food bank shelves.
In these trying times there are still some people out of work and in need of various items that they get from Community Services.
If you’re wondering what type of items the Orange Community Services takes for the bank, here is a list they recently provided us.
Riverdale Road is off of Ridge Road between Orange Center and Old Grassy Hill Road. Come on out and enjoy the display and don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item in your car when you venture out.
Here are some ways for you to help in your community…
Fall Food Drive
1. A Fall Food Drive is in progress to replenish our Food Closet. We distribute non-perishable items to Orange residents on a monthly basis and also in an emergency situation. We cannot accept rusty cans, broken bags, boxes or outdated food. Some suggestions: dry milk, cereal, juice, canned chicken/turkey or tuna, chili, hash, rice, pasta, cereal, crackers, peanut butter, coffee, tea, toiletries, paper goods, Ensure and any other non-perishable item that can help a resident in need.
(203) 891-4787Please make checks payable to: Treasurer, Town of OrangeMail to:
Orange Community Services Department
High Plains Community Center
525 Orange Center Road
Orange. CT 06477
Please call the Community Services Department at (203) 891-4788 if you, your Group or Business would like to help.
WE WILL NEED TO KNOW BY OCTOBER 31st IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FOR THANKSGIVING AND NOVEMBER 30TH IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP FOR HANUKKAH OR CHRISTMAS.
Thank you everyone
Kimberly Callahan, Community Services Dept.
Town of Orange
Originally published Oct. 1