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Have You Signed Up For the New Year’s Day Chilly Chili Run?

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Dec 302018
 

Dennis Marsh and Denise Stein during the 2016 Chilly Chili Run

It’s hard to believe, but it is almost time for the New Year’s Day Chilly Chili Run to benefit the Amity Teen Center.

The 22nd annual 5K Race and Fitness Walk, followed by a hot chili brunch, will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 1 at the High Plains Community Center in Orange.

Entry fees are $27.00 for the 5K Road Race, $15.00 for runners 12 and under, and $15.00 for those who want to register for the Fitness Walk.

There will be an Early Packet Pickup and Late Registration in person at the High Plains Community Center on Monday, December 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Day of Race registrations will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the gymnasium.

Teen Center President Jane Opper said, “This is the Amity Teen Center’s largest fundraiser of the year.  We are fortunate, once again, to have People’s United Bank as our Title Sponsor.  So, join us on January 1 to walk or run to celebrate the New Year and enjoy a hot chili brunch afterward.”

For more information, please call Race Director, Joe Riccio at (203) 481-7453 or email him at wssac-ct@juno.com.

People’s United Bank Supports the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

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Aug 222016
 

Screen Shot 2016-08-22 at 11.31.48 AMOne of the few remaining all-volunteer incorporated fire departments in the State of Connecticut just received a boost from People’s United Bank.

As part of the People’s United Bank Employee Volunteer Recognition Program, Customer Service Manager Silvi Sboui recently donated $750 to the Orange Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD).

The People’s United Employee Volunteer Recognition Program recognizes employees for the time and talent they devote to local organizations in the communities served by the bank. Sboui, who works at the Orange Center Branch, was chosen to receive the bank’s Community Champion Award. The award includes the opportunity to designate a donation to the employee’s charity of her choice, so Sboui chose the OVFD.

Active OVFD members are on-call to serve the community 24-hour a day, seven days a week, dispatching from two stations: Station 1 at Orange Center Road and Station 2 at Boston Post Road.

“They are always willing to help the community and every year we witness, firsthand, their efforts to raise money through their annual carnival,” explained Sboui.

Due to federal regulations, the OVFD is no longer able to mail raffle tickets to help pay for equipment and safety gear. The organization now must rely on individual contributions and proceeds from the annual carnival. The $750 donation from People’s United Bank will help the Orange Volunteer Fire Department in its efforts to raise $900,000 towards a much-needed new fire truck.

“People’s United Bank is extremely proud of the positive impact that our employees make in their local neighborhoods,” said Karen Galbo, Director of People’s United Community Foundation and Community Relations. “The recognition program is a way for us to not only honor our employees for their volunteer work, but to also thank organizations for their dedication and service to our communities.”

To make a donation, contact the Orange Volunteer Fire Department at 203-891-1052, or by email at ovfd@orange-ct.gov.

Mary L. Tracy Students and Families Support Trick-or Treat for UNICEF

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Nov 142015
 

MLT unicefJust days before Halloween, Mary L. Tracy School Parent Teacher Organization distributed letters and boxes to students explaining the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Kids Helping Kids program. 

The overwhelming support received for this program is truly heartwarming.  

Monies collected were walked down to the local Peoples United Bank where pre-k students met Customer Service Manager, Silvi Sboui, who gave the students a tour of the branch that included a stop at the coin counter.  Students took turns pouring coins onto the conveyer belt and pressing the start button. 

The result?  A cashier’s check made to the order of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, in the amount of $341.31. 

Way to go kids! 

The Mary L. Tracy PTO thanks all the students, families and community members that supported this global citizenship project.