Orange Community Women (OCW) recently presented the Orange Volunteer Fire Department (OVFD) with a check for $200 from the money earned from community activities during the past club year. The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is 92 years old and volunteer run with 60 active members. Chartered to provide fire service for the Town of Orange, it also owns and maintains the trucks as well as maintain the fire houses. OVFD is in the process of purchasing a new truck that will be used for protection of life and property for the Town of Orange. The new fire truck will cost approximately $850K, without the equipment on it.
The Orange Volunteer Fire Department appreciates all donations as they can apply the money where the need arises. For example, full gear with tanks and masks costs several thousand dollars for each firefighter. When a call comes in to the police station, they hit the ground running.
Orange Community Women is a chapter of Connecticut Junior Women, Inc. and seeks to unite the women of Orange and surrounding areas by participating in community service and providing enrichment, leadership and social interaction. OCW hosts various activities throughout the year and the proceeds are returned to the Orange community.
This Fall, OCW is coordinating a Children’s Fair Fact Scavenger hunt at the Orange Country Fair to help promote all of the fun activities at the fair. In October, we will have a Saver’s Fundraisers to turn community donations back into cash for the community. Also in October, OCW will present a “Women & War” lecture from Connecticut Women’s Hall of Fame “Talks on the Road” series at the Case Memorial Library. Look for further information in the local papers.
OCW meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 at HPCC and new members are always welcome. For information about joining OCW, please contact Donna Wesolowski at email@example.com.
John Knight (fire chief) and Lisa Kaplan from the Orange Volunteer Fire Department along with OCW club members