The Best Kept Memorial Day Secret in Orange

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May 262019

Today we celebrate Memorial Day and honor those brave men and women who served this country and paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

Everyone knows about the Parade, the ceremony prior to the parade and the brief service at the cemetery afterward.

The one thing that only I have covered in the past 15-20 years is the Orange Volunteer Fire Department’s Memorial ceremony on the Town Green at the Firemen’s Memorial Stone which is located at the opposite end of the green from the church.

Every year, after the cemetery service, members of the OVFD march down to the memorial and the officers read the names of all the deceased firefighters who served in the department.

I encourage all residents who are still around after the parade to try to attend and see just how special it is. No one outside of the OVFD family (and I) have ever been there,  but it is quite touching and a nice solemn way to recognize and honor these brave men and women.

Garden Club Invites You To Its May Market Plant Sale

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May 072019

The Garden Club of Orange announces its annual May Market Plant Sale will take place on the Town Green on Saturday, May 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon.  In case of inclement weather, the sale will take place at the High Plains Pavilion.

Once again plants and perennials from members’ garden will be available for purchase along with assorted annuals.  Making her second appearance at the sale will be Flora the Purple Cow, a special member of the club. She will be available for a photo op.

The Garden Club of orange is a member of the FGCT, NEGC, and NEC.  For membership information contact Joanne Friedrichs at 203-795-4266.

Youth Group Tag Sale Coming Up May 9

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May 072015

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

Aerial view of the Orange Congregational Church

The Pilgrim Fellowship Youth Groups of the Orange Congregational Church will sponsor its Annual Community Tag Sale on Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Orange Town Green on Orange Center Road.

A space can be rented for $25.00 (with table provided = $30.00) by calling the Orange Congregational Church Office at 203-795-9749.

Coffee and donuts will be on sale by the Youth Group, as well as, hot dogs and soda.

If it rains, the Tag Sale will be held on May 16


Originally Published on: Apr 14, 2015 @ 14:53

It Was A Great Strawberry Festival

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Jun 042012

Fresh Strawberry Shortcake

The sun was shining, Al deCant was singing, children were smiling, hoops were hula-ing and strawberry-rhubarb pies were selling out as fast as people could buy them at the annual Orange Strawberry Festival.

Everyone seemed to have a wonderful time as you can see in this video and everyone is already looking forward to next year’s festival!

Good times, good food, good weather!

Plants for Sale during the Festival

Strawberry Festival Postponed

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Jun 012012

Wondering what to do on Sunday? Fear not, there’s an all-day event waiting for you and your family.

The Orange Strawberry Festival, originally scheduled for tomorrow, June 2, has been postponed til Sunday, June 3 according to an announcement on the festival website:

Due to the prediction for rain tomorrow (Saturday, June 2, 2012), the Orange Strawberry Festival will now be held on SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012. We hope to see you all there!!!

The Festival takes place on the green in front of the Congregational Church. It is an all-day event, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with live music, vendors and games.

Menu includes Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Steak & Cheese, Sausage & Peppers, Drinks, and of course the most amazing Strawberry Shortcake anywhere.

Arts & Crafts, Raffle, Hayrides, Face Painting, Children’s Games

Children’s Musical Entertainment by Al Decant

“Furious George” Live Band

Admission is FREE.

Call the Orange Congregational Church at 203-795-9749 for more information.