Quantcast

Orange K9s Protected Thanks To Generosity Of Two Community Groups

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Orange K9s Protected Thanks To Generosity Of Two Community Groups
Aug 012018
 

On Tuesday, July 31, Orange K9s Loki (tracking and patrol) and Trent (drug sniffing) each received a piece of life-saving equipment thanks to generous donations from two great community groups — The Orange Lions Club and the Orange Juniorettes girls club.

The dogs were presented with brand new custom fit bullet-proof and stab resistant vests, constructed with the same material that their human partners’ vests are made of.

The Lions, represented by former president Nick Bencivengo, raise money through various events and give back to the community through grants and volunteerism.

The Juniorettes is a group of young ladies who perform community beautification projects and help the town in other ways. The girls hosted fundraisers, such as a dinner at Bertucci’s over the past year to raise money for a K-9 vest, which has a $1,000 price tag.

Loki’s handler, Officer Chris Brown and Trent’s partner, Officer Mary Bernegger measured their dogs’ necks, body length, girth, etc, so the vests could be tailor fit for each dog. They submitted the measurements to Assistant Chief Max Martins and the vests were ordered.

The vests arrived at the Orange Police Department this week, and the donors were invited to attend the presentation on Tuesday.

Bencivengo and the Juniorettes got a close up look at the vests they’d donated and seemed quite impressed with the quality of the items.

German Shepherd Loki looks very manly in his army green vest and Trent, a black Lab, looks quite sophisticated in his black vest.

Officer Bernegger thanked everyone for their hard work and the donations, saying she was happy that Trent now had the vest which could keep him safe.

Officer Brown said having the vest for Loki offers peace of mind while they’re working. “It’s nice to have it. If we don’t need it – perfect, but it’s nice to know it’s there in the car if he needs it for a situation,” he said. “It’s important to have, especially for a team like us doing criminal apprehensions. It’s good peace of mind because I wear one, and I feel that my partner should be able to wear one and luckily they were able to raise the funds to purchase them.”

 

Help The Orange Juniorettes Help The Orange Police K9s

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Help The Orange Juniorettes Help The Orange Police K9s
Sep 052016
 

bertucci's fundraiserThe Orange Community Juniorettes are hosting another fundraiser night at Bertucci Restaurant, 550 Boston Post Road, Orange to raise money for its Protect the Police Paws campaign.
The girls are very close to their goal of donating $1,000 to the Orange Police Dept so that they can purchase needed protection gear for the 2 police dogs (Loki and Trent).
 
The fundraiser is on Tuesday Sept 6 from noon-9 p.m., both eat-in and take out. Just print out and bring this flyer so that the Juniorettes get credit.
Important, bring the coupon WITH you, they won’t be handed out at the door.
Share this as it’s a great campaign that will benefit the town. Thanks in advance for your support.
Orange K9 Trent

Orange K9 Trent

K9 Loki

K9 Loki

Orange Juniorettes Host Fundraiser For “Protect Our Pups” campaign

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire  Comments Off on Orange Juniorettes Host Fundraiser For “Protect Our Pups” campaign
Apr 182016
 

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 1.31.18 PMThe Orange Community Juniorettes have been working to raise money for their “Protect Our Pups” campaign, to purchase protective gear for Orange Police K-9s Trent and Loki.

The next fundraiser, a Paint & Sip event, will take place at the Orange Ale House Burger Bar and Grille, 517 Boston Post Road on Wednesday, April 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The cost is $40 per person and includes all the supplies you need, along with live instruction s to paint the beautiful picture depicted here.

Reservations are required. Register online at www.paintsocialart.com 

For more information, call 203-627-2022.

All proceeds go towards their goal of $1,000 for the gear.

If you cannot make the Paint Nite at The Orange Ale House and would like to donate to this worthy cause, feel free to contact Karen Iassogna or any OCJ Advisor or member.

Originally Published on: Apr 15, 2016 @ 14:00

Fundraiser to Benefit Orange K9s at Bertucci’s Til 10 p.m.

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Police & Fire, Today's Events  Comments Off on Fundraiser to Benefit Orange K9s at Bertucci’s Til 10 p.m.
Feb 292016
 

The Orange Juniorettes is hosting a fundraiser/Dining for Dollars event at Bertucci’s, 550 Boston Post Road, Orange today, Monday, Feb. 2Screen Shot 2016-02-29 at 4.17.09 PM9 from 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Juniorettes is a group of young girls who give back to the community in a number of ways. Recently, they did a beautification project at the Orange Police Department, planting seasonal flowers, decorative grasses and shrubs around the flag pole to the left of the main entrance.
The girls hope to raise $1,500 to go towards the needs of the Orange Police K9s, Loki and Trent.
Present the attached coupon when you pay your bill so the girls will receive 15%.

Juniorettes Easter Flower Sale and Fundraiser Planned

 Around Town, Charity Events, fundraiser, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Juniorettes Easter Flower Sale and Fundraiser Planned
Apr 032015
 

Screen Shot 2015-03-22 at 2.10.07 PMMaterial Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road, will host a fundraiser for the Orange Community Juniorettes on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Juniorettes will be selling Easter/Passover flowers outside and when you go inside to shop at the wonderful Material Girls store to shop for Easter, Passover, Mother’s Day gifts, just mention the Juniorettes at the checkout and 10% of the sale will be donated to the girls to help fund future community service projects.

The Orange Community Juniorettes are a group of young women in Orange ages 9-16 who are performing community service projects in Orange and the surrounding communities.  It is a 501c3 non-profit organization and subcommittee of the Orange Community Women, a chapter of the Connecticut Junior Women, Inc..

Some projects they have been involved with since their inception in 2013 are: pet food drive to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter, two toy drives to benefit the Yale Toy Closet, beautification project at the Orange Police Station, visits with the seniors at Silverbrook, they have formed a Relay for Life team, and also made a donation to a local family in need.

Please consider supporting us so that the girls can continue to make a difference in our community.

If any residents are interested in joining  the Orange  Community Juniorettes they can reach out to Karen Iassogna  at Orangecommunityjuniorettes@gmail.com.  Additionally if there are any women interested in finding out more Information about our women’s group they may reach out to Karen as well.

OriginallyPublished on: Mar 28, 2015 @ 21:43

Juniorettes Host Pet Food Drive — Stop By Mapleview Farm Today

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on Juniorettes Host Pet Food Drive — Stop By Mapleview Farm Today
Dec 072014
 

wonderland food driveThe Orange Community Juniorettes will host its First Annual Wonderland Waggin’ Tails Pet Food Drive to benefit the Milford Animal Shelter. 

The shelter serves the Milford/Orange communities and is in need of supplies such as dog and cat food (wet & dry), bedding, toys, and treats.  Wonderland Waggin’ Tails Pet Food Drive will run from Nov. 21 through Dec. 15

You can drop off your donations at their collection boxes located at Pet Supplies (471 Boston Post Road, Orange) and at Oronoque Kennels (1 Krakow St, Derby).  Additionally, you can bring donations to the Wonderland Waggin’ Tails wagon on the front lawn of Mapleview Farm, 603 Orange Center Road (across from the Town Green) during the Orange Tree Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 7. Stop by to show your support.

DONATION NEEDS: dog food / small bites dog food / kitten food / wet cat food / cat litter (non-clumping) / paper towels / bleach & Lysol for cleaning / cash donations for spay, neuter, & other medical needs.

If you would like to make a monetary donation so that the girls can make purchases on your behalf, please mail those to Orange Community Juniorettes, 333 Ridge Road, Orange, CT.06477.

On behalf of all furry creatures, the Juniorettes thank you for your support!

Originally Published on: Nov 11, 2014 @ 0:56

“Thank You For Your Support” — Orange Juniorettes

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on “Thank You For Your Support” — Orange Juniorettes
Apr 232014
 

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Juniorettes, front to back: Emily, Caelin, Josie, Erika, Keira, Alli, Alexa and Lilli
Back Row -Cheri and Karen

The Orange Community Juniorettes held their first fundraiser last weekend, April 18-19 at Material Girls, 463 Boston Post Road.

The Juniorettes sold handmade Easter eggs, baskets, fresh cut flowers, and plants.
“We wish to thank Material Girls, The Home Depot, and Trader Joe’s for all of their support,” said Juniorette Advisor Holly Gregory. “And of course, a big thank you to all who came out to support us.”
All proceeds go directly to service projects within Orange.

Juniorettes’ Easter Flower Sale and Fundraiser

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News, Meetings  Comments Off on Juniorettes’ Easter Flower Sale and Fundraiser
Apr 182014
 

JuniorettesThe girls of the Orange Community Juniorettes will have a two-day Easter Flower Sale and Material Girls Fundraiser, Friday, April 18 and Saturday, April 19 from 12 to 5 p.m.

The fundraisers will take place at Material Girls Boutique, 463 Boston Post Road (left side of the same building as Kaoud Rugs).

Stop by and do some shopping for Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring or just because.

When you mention Juniorettes at checkout, 10% of the sale will be donated to the group to help fund future community service projects.

The flowers are great ready made gifts for Easter or Passover. Come on out and support the girls.

Originally Published on: Apr 5, 2014 @ 0:08

2nd printing on  Apr 14, 2014 @ 22:08

The Orange Juniorettes: A Wonderful Volunteer Opportunity For Girls

 Around Town, Charity Events, Home, Latest News  Comments Off on The Orange Juniorettes: A Wonderful Volunteer Opportunity For Girls
Apr 012014
 

Screen shot 2014-04-01 at 12.45.29 AMHave you heard of the Orange Juniorettes?

This is a new volunteer organization for young women ages 9-16 who want to make a positive impact on Orange and surrounding areas.

The Juniorettes participate in fundraisers and service opportunities within the community.  Some of the activities we are involved in are visiting with the seniors at Silverbrook, volunteering for the BOW Relay for Life, collecting donations for Yale Toy Closet, and participating in the conservation & beautification of the community.

The Juniorettes has grown from a small group of 4 or 5 last Sept who were interested in starting something to a group of 20 after their last meeting in March.

For more information on joining the Juniorettes, call Karen at 203-903-3704