A Beautiful Day For A Strawberry Festival

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Jun 092013

Strawberry_Rhubarb_Pie-2The annual strawberry festival is bigger and better than ever with something for everyone: Amusement rides for the kids, hot dogs and burgers, crafters, entertainers and … um… Oh yes! Strawberries!

Although everyone knows how wonderful the strawberry shortcake is, you haven’t fully experienced the greatness of the festival until you’ve had one of the fresh baked strawberry rhubarb pies. My suggestion: buy a pie, THEN do everything else, because they do go quickly.

The sun is shining and the fairgrounds already are buzzing with activity. Sadly the one thing that I really looked forward to, and rearranged my entire schedule for has been canceled. It won’t affect anyone else, because nearly no one knew about it … but a flash mob with the Amity Dance Team and Festival Volunteers had been planned for this morning, but for some reason will not be going on. That would have been fun for all the unsuspecting festival-goers.

Orange Live will be back later with photos from the event and more.

Come on out and get your blood glucose level up at the Strawberry Festival on the Orange Fairgrounds until 6 p.m. tonight.

Last Day For Carny Fun 12-5, Raffle Drawing At 4:30 p.m.

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Aug 052012

Lynn and John Knight sweat it out under the food tent.

Come on down to the Orange fairgrounds and have some fun and support the Orange Volunteer Fire Department.

It doesn’t matter how hot it is, the volunteer firefighters and dedicated civilian volunteers will be there ready to serve you with a smile.

Lots of food vendors 20 rides and 29 games.

The Main Food Tent under the pavilion and the Satellite food tent near the fence at Orange Center Road are both run by the Orange Firefighters and all proceeds go to the fire department for their trucks, rescue equipment and other needs.

Under the main food tent, the Auxiliary has a huge helping of homemade pie for just $2. You haven’t pie until you’ve tried the Auxiliary’s baked goods!

Five of the games are run by the firefighters and all money they take in goes directly to the department: the High Striker, Frog Bog, Blower Ball, Dunk Tank and Speedball.

There will be a FREE children’s raffle for fun prizes for boys and girls today, listen for the announcements.

Come back at 4:30 p.m. for all the excitement during the LIVE drawing of the winner of our Main Raffle. During the day pick up a ticket for $5 and boost your chance of winning. You must be in it to win it!

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is there for you 24/7 365 days  a year, come on out and show your support for them today.



Carnival Photos By Cory Ziman: Saturday Matinee

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Aug 042012

Lisa Kaplan, Firefighter of the Year, cools down in the dunk tank on Saturday afternoon.

Cory Ziman is back with more photos from this afternoon’s action at the Orange Volunteer Fire Department’s Carnival on the Orange Fairgrounds.

The matinee ends at 5 p.m. and the evening activities go on from 5 to midnight.

Fireworks at 10:45 p.m.

Come on down, the Food is great the volunteers are cheerful, hardworking and ready to help.

This is the MAJOR fund-raiser of the year for your 100% volunteer Fire Department.

The Auxiliary is back with homemade pie. A heaping helping is only $2.