Residents Benefit From The Generosity Of The Orange Lions On Thanksgiving Weekend

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Nov 292017

The Orange Lions Club hosted its 29th annual Thanksgiving Dinner at High Plains Community Center on Sunday, November 26.

For the 21st consecutive year, Lions Harold Cavallaro and Ann Carollo co-chaired the event.

In addition to the 150 guests, the Orange Lions provided a full Thanksgiving meal to several of its members and Boy Scouts from Troop 925 who were there to help.

Girl Scouts, from Daisies to Cadets provided beautifully decorated placemats for each guest.

As always Selectman Mitch Goldblatt assisted in serving with a smile and Vinnie Carr volunteered his time and talent to entertain everyone in attendance.

The biggest decision anyone had to make was which variety of pie to choose. Instead of all time favorites Apple and Pumpkin, guests had a mind-boggling choice of blueberry, French apple, apple crumb, peach, pumpkin, mince, cherry, strawberry rhubarb and coconut custard. Yet, it went much better than expected, no one complained that their favorite wasn’t offered and everyone left with a full tummy.

Thank You Orange Lions for offering this wonderful event every year.

Boy Scout Completes Eagle Project at Camp Cedarcrest

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Jan 152015

IMG_3214Rishubh “Ryan” Agrawal, a member of Boy Scout Troop 925 in Orange, recently completed his Eagle scout project at Camp Cedarcrest.

Camp Cedarcrest is a non-profit organization located on Mapledale Road in Orange that provides an enjoyable outdoor experience to the people of greater New Haven area.

The project was to beautify its entrance and to create a new garden along the side of a garage. Scouts searched for various rocks in the 43 acre camp property to create stone walls.

The scouts purchased the soil, plants, and mulch thanks to the generous grant from the Orange Foundation’s Olga Fund II and Dusty and Frank Downy Fund. Without their support the project could not have been completed. 

After hours of hard work, they finished two beautiful walls.

“Our sincere thanks to Mr. Jacob Urban in guiding us towards the right spots for rocks and a crash course in making the stone walls,” Agrawal said. “I also wish to give my sincere thanks to Mr. John Wesolowski our troop leader for his guidance.”