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Support Officer Peterson In This Year’s Super Plunge — With Update

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Mar 142020
 

Officer Denny Peterson is a member of the the Orange Police Department and a town captain for the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics.

Last year, he participated in his First Super Plunge to benefit the CT Special Olympics and with the help of family and friends, he was able to exceed his goal of raising $2,400 and brought in $2,800.

UPDATE:

On Saturday, March 14, Officer Peterson wrote: “With regards to my SUPER PLUNGE Fundraiser… Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Special Olympics Connecticut have cancelled all Penguin Plunges to include the 24th and final plunge on March 29th. The SUPER PLUNGE, however, is still scheduled as of this time. It will just be us with no spectators.”

He added, “I know with these uncertain economic times, it may be difficult for some to donate to a fundraiser. I will continue to try and raise funds for this cause. https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/2508900

ORIGINAL STORY: 

In two weeks, on Saturday, March 28th through Sunday, March 29th, Officer Peterson will be joining the Super Plungers for another 24 hours of fun. His fundraising goal, once again, is $2,400, though he is hoping to exceed last year’s $2,800. But he needs your help.

The SUPER PLUNGE is a Penguin Plunge Event to Benefit Special Olympics Connecticut and is an effort to increase both awareness and fundraising for the Torch Run Plunge.

The SUPER PLUNGE is exactly like your typical Penguin Plunge, with only one small difference.  Instead of plunging into the near-freezing water a single time, “SUPER PLUNGERS” must plunge once per hour for a 24-hour period.

Peterson said the water feels like a million needles, and as the day goes on the pain increases, yet it’s worth it for the cause.

Want to help?

Support by making a donation to his page. The process is fast, easy, and secure… and you can be sure that it will benefit a great cause. As of today, Saturday, March 14, he is $837 shy of his goal, so why not help him out now while it’s fresh on your mind?

MAKING A DONATION IS EASY

Donate Online: Just click the donate button and answer a few questions to use your credit card online.

Donate by Check: Make a check out to Special Olympics CT and send it to Officer Peterson.  Make a note on the check that your contribution is for his plunge.

“Thank you all so much for your donations,” he said. “Together we can reveal the champion in all of us.”

Amity Middle School Students Help Central American Students and Families

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Dec 162019
 

The Pulsera Project was a fundraiser facilitated by 8th-grade Spanish teacher Stephanie Sanchez’s advisory group at Amity Middle School in Orange. 

Artisans from Guatemala and Nicaragua sent handmade bracelets and cross-body bags to be sold to help provide education, clean water, and housing to the people in those countries.  The advisory group was able to raise more than $800 selling the items during lunch waves.

Pictured are: (top row) Erica Manandhar, Paige Boguniecki, Caroline Tirollo, James Morrin, Charlotte Pellegrino; (bottom row) Christopher Nam, Hayden Chetwynd, Kenneth Ganun

(Photo by Stephanie Sanchez)

Amity Boys LAX Hosts Car Wash Fundraiser On Sunday

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Sep 212019
 

The Amity boys lacrosse team is having a car wash fundraiser this Sunday, September 22 at Blue Check Deli, 382 Amity Road, Woodbridge from 10-2.

Before spending the day at the Country Fair, why not help support the Amity Lacrosse Team.

Meet the boys and get your car washed for just $5.

Support The Friends Of The Library This Weekend

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Dec 142018
 

The Friends of the Case Memorial Library is a group of dedicated volunteers who help the library in a number of ways and offer the public the amazing book sale every year.

You can help support the Friends of the Case Memorial Library by shopping at the Milford Barnes and Noble from Friday, December 14 through Thursday, December 20.

All you have to do is stop by the Library to pick up the Bookfair voucher with their special code for in-store and online sales.  The Friends will receive a percentage of the net voucher sales.

Tip-A-Cop at Eli’s On August 16 (Tonight)

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Aug 162018
 

Orange Police officers will trade in their badges for aprons on Thursday, August 16th when they host a Tip-A-Cop fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut at Eli’s Orange, 285 Boston Post Road, Orange, from 5 to 9 p.m.

During the event, officers will volunteer their time to assist restaurant staff in taking orders and serving customers. All tips the officers receive for their efforts will go to Special Olympics Connecticut to support its year-round sports, health and fitness programs for athletes of all abilities.

Tip-A-Cop is a Law Enforcement Torch Run event to benefit Special Olympics Connecticut.

For more information, visit soct.org, call 203-230-1201 or email specialolympicsct@soct.org.

Legion Baseball Fundraiser Today at Chipotle

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Jul 242018
 

Show your team spirit by joining members of Bob Mirto’s ball players at a fundraiser to support American Legion Post 127 Baseball League.

Come into the Chipotle at 1319 Boston Post Road (Space 4B) in Milford on Tuesday, July 24 between 4 – 8 p.m.

Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier you’re supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds are donated to American Legion Post 127 Baseball.

“3 Guys Walk Into A Bar” To Benefit Or Shalom

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Oct 102017
 

Curtains with microphone

Treehouse Comedy Productions Funny 4 Fund$ Present the “…3 Guys Walk Into A Bar…” Third Annual Comedy Night at Congregation Or Shalom, 205 Old Grassy Hill Road, Orange, on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Doors open at 7 p.m., Cocktail Reception is at 7:15 and the show, starring Joey Novick, Pat Oates, and Goumba Johnny, begins at 8:30 p.m.

The event features a 50/50 raffle and silent auction.

Tickets are $36, VIP seating is $54 and include Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, choice of (2) beer, wine or soft drink.

For tickets, call 203-799-2341, e-mail info@orshalomct.org or visit www.OrShalomCT.org.

Local Classroom School Supplies Fundraising Opportunity

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Sep 112017
 

If you’re a teacher in the local area then you know how limited school funding is for classroom supplies. In some cases just $1 per student.

The Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, wants to help.

For the months of September and October, the business is offering all teachers the opportunity to raise a little extra money for their classroom supplies.

Here’s how it could work:

Set up a Happy Hour party at Orange Ale House. Owner Jim Hassenmayer will provide unlimited Free pizza and a free beverage (select beers, house wines, and various drinks included) for each of the guests.

YOU sell tickets for whatever price you’re comfortable with, ie $8, $10, $12, $15 Etc. Also maybe do a raffle.

You collect the money, you keep the money. It’s an after work party that can raise some needed money for classroom school supplies. That’s it. No obligation or minimum required.

To book one, email Lindsey at events@orangealehouse.com or call 203-795-0707 or simply stop in.

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: Once you’ve set a date, send an e-mail to orangectlive01@gmail.com and we will help get the word out to the entire community for you. 

Don’t Procrastinate, Get Your Tickets Now For The Jamie A. Hulley Evening For The Arts

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Sep 082017
 

Have you gotten your tickets for Saturday’s Evening for The Arts Gala yet? If you are planning on going, please, if possible, buy your tickets in advance so organizers can plan for food and drinks for the pre-show party.

Exceptional Auction prizes include Sky Box seats for the Yankee-Oriole game on Sept. 15, an opportunity to laugh with Jimmy Fallon, or relax at Kennebunkport next July … BUT YOU HAVE TO BE AT THE Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation’s Evening for the Arts gala on Saturday, September 9, 2017 to win! (Tickets WILL be available at the door too).

 

Come and enjoy a trip back to the 80’s with RUBIX KUBE: The Eighties Strike Back Show as well as the talents of the Foundation family Amity CreativeTheaterBroadway Method Academy, and Square Foot Theatre Company. Complimentary beverages and dessert bar and lots more silent auction, raffle, and mystery bag goodies to be won.

Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door. Call The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University Box Office at 203-254-4010.

The 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.

If you have children or grandchildren, nieces or nephews in school, chances are the Jamie A. Hulley Arts Foundation has helped or will help to enrich their lives in some way.

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 on 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.

In 2015, a total of nine Amity graduates were 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: jamieart@snet.net.

Before The Snow Falls: Middle School Fundraiser At Panera Bread Today

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Mar 132017
 

Amity Middle School Orange PTSO is hosting a fundraiser at Panera Bread, Boston Post Road, today, Monday, March 13, from 4 – 8 p.m.

Come and dine at the restaurant and a portion of the proceeds will go to AMSO.

Please be sure to bring the attached flyer with you to the restaurant or show it on your device.  Panera Bread Flyer.pdf