Who Wants To Win A Pig Roast? Meat-O OVFD Fundraiser Tonight!

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Mar 092019

Meat-O is a NEW fundraiser hosted by the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxilary and will be held on Saturday, March 9 at the Orange Center Road firehouse at 6 p.m.  It is similar to bingo, but played with a hand of 3 playing cards, for prizes of gift certificates, baskets, meats and more! 

The big prize is a PIG ROAST! Pig and cooker are included in this great prize!

Hands are bought before each round for a price range of $1-10 depending on the value of the prize; multiple hands may be bought by each person. 

Advance seating price is $5 per person, $8 at the door.  Coffee and dessert will be provided, you can bring snacks. (No alcohol please)

You can email OVFDAuxilary@hotmail.com or call or text Vickie 203-915-4822

For more information about this fundraiser, and other upcoming events please visit https://www.facebook.com/OVFDAuxiliary/

Proceeds of fundraisers directly benefit the Orange Volunteer Fire Department

Santa’s Helper 2016 – A Couple of Hiccups, But Otherwise Successful

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Dec 182016

img_2250The Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s 2016 Santa’s Helper program took place on Saturday, Dec. 17 from 2-8 p.m.

This was quite a change from what was traditionally held on a Sunday, one week before Christmas.

Some participants worried that the deliveries would be canceled because of the early morning snowfall, followed by freezing rain, but by 2 p.m. the skies were clear and the fire truck rolled out of the station with Santa, his elves and firefighters on board ready to spread some early Christmas cheer.

The elves handed out little packets of fruit snacks, which proved to be more popular than candy canes with kids of all ages.

Most children couldn’t wait to get close to Santa, yet there are still some who were shy and seemed overwhelmed by the personal visit. But Santa always knows what to do. For one little girl who clung to her mommie, Santa kept talking until he broke through the shell, asking her to reach inside his big red sack and see what he brought for her from the North Pole.

The child opened a square box and and her eyes flew open wide when she saw fairies having a tea party with a string of tiny bright lights illuminating the scene.

She was too shy to say much of anything to Santa or his elves but once they left the house, she simply couldn’t get enough of her special gift. — How did Santa know she loves fairies?

img_2282At other homes the children lined up by the door or ran across the snow covered lawn and couldn’t wait to share stories with Santa.

They waited patiently for Santa to call their names and hand out their gifts, and they happily snuggled up with him for their group photo.

This year there were a couple of hiccups, with a few icy roads that had the most experienced truck drivers calling for the highway department to sand so they could continue their route.

Fire calls during Santa’s Helper are rare, but they do happen, and when the tone goes off, they respond as usual, because delivery day is a regular fire department day. So when someone burns cookies or has a chimney fire, the volunteer firefighters arrive with a special guest in tow.

Santa’s Helper brings joy to hundreds of children (and adults) each year. Rest assured that when Santa returns to the fire station he and his elves share countless stories with Elf Mama and the home team, for it brings them a lot of joy too.


Hey Orange! Get Ready For Santa’s Helper 2016

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Oct 042016

On of 2015's happy families

One of 2015’s happy families

By now, nearly everyone has heard about the always popular, and exciting Santa’s Helper program from the Orange Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary that has been delivering gifts, smiles and memories to hundreds of Orange families for the past 21 years. 

If you want to join in on the fun and have Santa, on his fire truck, with his elf and firefighter helpers come lights and sirens to your home, it’s easy.  E-mail Elf Mama at:  ofdsantashelper@aol.com for all the information you will need.

(Please do not call the fire stations as we are a volunteer fire department and there will not be anyone available to help you with Santa’s Helper). 

Santa’s Helper delivery day is Saturday, December 17, 2016, so don’t hesitate to contact Elf Mama. 

Plans are under way and you won’t want to miss out on being one of the 170 homes throughout Orange to have Santa stop by your house this December.