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Get Ready For Santa’s Helper 2017

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Nov 162017

A message from Elf Mama:

Each year, every one of the Orange Fire Association’s 6 Santa’s Helper Teams of Santa, Elves and firefighter helpers are excited and honored to visit and deliver gifts, share in some fun, take photos and help make lasting memories and traditions for every family.  Children and adults alike look forward with great anticipation to seeing the fire trucks with lights and sirens coming down their street to their front door, with Santa leading the way!  His truck full of gifts, his helpers and Elves visiting with each family. 

This year, for everyone’s convenience, the Santa visits are on a Saturday (instead of Sunday) again — so mark your calendars for December 16.


Drop off the gifts that you would like Santa and his team to deliver back to your loved ones, on the designated drop-off day, sign-up and we will do the rest.


GIFT DROP OFF DAY IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road (Across from T.G.I. Friday’s).  We ask that the general public arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the 12:00 start time.  You will have a much shorter wait in line by following these new guidelines.

GIFT RULES AND INFORMATION:  There is a small fee of $18.00 per gift/per household.  Each gift must be INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in your favorite holiday paper with an over-wrap of plain brown paper.  The name and address of the recipient must be clearly printed on the outside of each gift.  PLEASE try not to make the gift too large or too heavy, Santa appreciates that. 

We have a total of 170 delivery spots/visits available.  We encourage you to try to have all the gifts for your delivery stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day.  (For Families with a large party with many gifts, please email Elf Mama at ofdsantashelper@aol.com for special instructions.

Parking for Drop-Off day is in the rear of the Fire Station.  Firefighters will be there to assist you.  The Drop-Off line is located INSIDE the Fire Station. Use the rear door marked ENTER.

ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 Santa on his fire truck with his Elf and firefighter helpers will arrive at your home to deliver the gifts to your loved ones and spend a few moments with your family and friends for photos and fun! 

If you have any questions, you can email Elf Mama at ofdsantashelper@aol.com, she will be happy to assist you via email.  Please do not call the Fire Stations as it’s a Volunteer Fire Department and there will not be anyone there to assist you with Santa’s Helper information.  Visit www.orangevfd.com and click on the Santa’s Helper page for additional information and to see some fun pictures of what we do!

*E-mailing Santa’s Helper does not guarantee you a spot on the delivery route.  Sign-up is on Gift Drop-Off Day and is on a first come-first serve basis.*


OVFD Auxiliary Offers Mohegan Sun Bus Trip

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Jul 012017

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

Cost is $40 per person — the beautiful part is that the package includes $25 in perks: $10 game voucher and $15 food voucher.

Bus leaves the parking lot at High Plains Community Center, 525 Orange Center Road, at 4 p.m.

Leaves Mohegan Sun at 10 p.m.

Any question contact Karen at 203-395-2581

The Last Day to purchase a seat is Saturday, July 8.

This is a fundraiser to benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

OVFD Auxiliary Plans “Paint Nite” Fundraiser

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Oct 042016

Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 9.41.54 AMThe Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will host a ‘Paint Nite at the Fire House’ Fundraiser on Monday, October 24 at 7 p.m.

Join the Auxiliary for an evening of fun and painting while helping to support the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. All the money the Auxiliary raises goes to support our 100% volunteer Fire Department to help with the expenses for training, equipment, and apparatus to keep Orange safe.

Come let your inner artist out as you paint along with a professional artist, and learn how to create your very own one of a kind masterpiece that you get to take home with you.

The featured painting is ‘Buzzin Around’ which you can see here.

No experience necessary and all supplies are provided so you don’t have to worry about a thing (except having a great time!).

In keeping with Fire Department rules, this a family friendly event, and alcohol is not permitted on the premises.

Coffee and dessert will be served.

The event begins promptly at 7 p.m. at the Station 1, next to Town Hall, 625 Orange Center Road, so arrive early to park and get a seat with those you’re coming with.

Cost is $45, tickets must be purchased in advance and are being sold exclusively online. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Walk-ins cannot be admitted at the door.

If you don’t have access to buying online or need more information, contact Jillian at 203-799- 2486 or OVFDAuxiliary@hotmail.com to make arrangements to attend.

Visit the Auxiliary on Facebook.

Once you’ve tried it, you won’t believe the artwork you can create.


Originally Published on: Sep 15