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Fire Auxiliary Offers Mohegan Bus Trip Fundraiser

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May 232017
 

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is hosting a Bus Trip to Mohegan Sun Casino on Saturday, July 8.

Up front cost is $40 per person but after all the perks, ($25.00 back – $10.00 game voucher & $15.00 food voucher) it doesn’t cost you a thing (do the math), but the Volunteer Fire Department benefits from the proceeds.

Bus leaves High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road parking lot at 4 p.m. and departs from Mohegan Sun at 10 p.m.

For more information, call/text Karen at 203-395-2581 or e-mail Vickie at equus1095@hotmail.com

NOTE: The last day to purchase a seat is Friday, June 23.

Come join the fun while helping the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

Orange Fire Chief Speechless After Presentation

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Mar 172017
 

OVFD Auxiliary President Jillian Gagel presents Chief John Knight with a huge donation.

On Thursday evening the Orange Volunteer Fire Department hosted its annual meeting at Racebrook Country Club.

Traditionally, the yearly event is when new officers are sworn in, service awards are presented, the Firefighter of the Year is revealed and the Women’s Auxiliary presents the chief with a check.

The Auxiliary raises money for fire equipment in a number of ways throughout the year: selling baked goods, cook books, pies at the Country Fair, hosting the pancake breakfast, pancake dinner and of course, Santa’s Helper.

Auxiliary President Jillian Gagel said thanks to the public’s help, the auxiliary had a very good year. “We’re happy to present you with this check for $13,000 to go toward the purchase of an infrared camera.”

Everyone in the room gasped at her announcement (last year the donation totaled $9,000) and OVFD Chief John Knight was so stunned that he was speechless. Although, once the amount of the donation sunk in, he was able to beautifully express his gratitude.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department depends upon the public’s support in order to provide the community with their excellent service 24/7. Orange residents should keep this in mind when they see an Auxiliary fundraiser announced or when it comes time to purchase raffle tickets for the OVFD Carnival.