The Orange Volunteer Fire Department did not have it’s 95th Annual Carnival this year due to the Coronavirus, but the Raffle did go on as planned.
Carnival Chairman Donny Foyer said that this year people were very generous and the raffle tickets sold very well, which will help make up for some of the $120,000 that an actual carnival can bring in to the department for its needs.
Along with the raffle ticket sales, the Orange Finance Department also arranged for two additional fundraising events that would bring in money to its $50,000 Fire Truck Challenge that would assist in the purchase of a new fire truck.
Jim Hassenmayer, the owner of the Orange Ale House, 517 Boston Post Road, donated 200 $30 gift certificates to his establishment that the firefighters sold for $25 each at the restaurant on Friday, July 24th. The fire department kept the entire$25 for each one sold. Even though the restaurant has suffered since March with all of the restrictions from the COVID-19 crisis, Hassenmayer did not hesitate to give this gift to the OVFD, valued at $6,000.
A second $50K Challenge Fundraiser took place at Golf Lounge 18 with a closest to the pin contest the following Sunday.
2020 RAFFLE WINNERS
The Raffle Ticket drawing took place at the Orange Fairgrounds on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 4:30 p.m.
Selectman Mitch Goldblatt, once again read off the winning numbers and recipients’ names.
#1 – $10,000 Visa Gift Card 075872. Duran Villaverde, West Haven
#2 – $5,000 Visa Gift Card 085833. Laura Tafuto, Hamden
#3 – $3,000 Visa Gift Card. 024682. Ann Friend, Orange
#4 – $2,500 Gift Cert Anytime Fitness 026117 Linda Geane, Orange
#5 – $1,200 Gift Cert Diamond Designs 036566 John Coppola, Orange
#6.- Apple I-Pad from Best Buy. 045461 Dan May, Orange
#7. – $400 Gift Card Shop Rite. 087455. Victoria Wilde, Orange
#8 – $300 Gift Card Trader Joes. 030566 Kathleen Chapman, Orange
#9.- $250 Gift Certificate Knight’s Inc. 043391 Kathleen Taylor, Orange
#10 – $200 Gift Card Kohl’s 101814. James Kohl, Orange
#11 – $200 Gift Card to Outback 102770. John Kuchar, Orange
Congratulations to all of the winners! And We Hope to see everyone at the Carnival in 2021.
NOTE: The Finance Department has decided to continue the $50,000 Challenge until the end of September so there’s still time to contribute AND you still have an opportunity to purchase any of the remaining $30 Ale House Gift Certificates for a $25 donation to the OVFD.