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Santa's Helper

Hearing the sirens, they anxiously await the arrival of Santa on the Fire TruckGET READY FOR SANTA'S HELPER 2017! MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 2017.

Our Santa Teams at the Orange Volunteer Fire Department are busy getting ready for our 23rd year of delivering gifts, smiles and fun to hundreds of families in Orange once again this year. As you know, Santa's Helper is a wonderful, exciting and fun-filled memorable fund-raising event with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting your Orange Volunteer Fire Department for the purchase of firefighting and rescue equipment.

Each year, every one of our 6 Santa's Helper Teams of Santa, Elves and firefighter helpers are excited and honored to visit and deliver gifts, share in some fun, take photos and help make lasting memories and traditions for every family. Children and adults alike look forward with great anticipation to seeing the fire trucks with lights and sirens coming down their street to their front door, with Santa leading the way! His truck full of gifts, his helpers and Elves visiting with each family.

WE WANT EVERYONE TO JOIN IN THE FUN, IT'S EASY!

Drop off the gifts on the designated drop-off day that you would like Santa and his team to deliver back to your loved ones, sign-up and we will do the rest.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIMPLE GUIDELINES BELOW:

GIFT DROP OFF DAY IS: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2017, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. at Fire Station #2, 355 Boston Post Road (Across from T.G.I. Friday's). We ask that the general public arrive no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the 12:00 start time. You will have a much shorter wait in line by following these new guidelines.

GIFT RULES AND INFORMATION: There is a small fee of $18.00 per gift/per household. Each gift must be INDIVIDUALLY wrapped in your favorite holiday paper with an over-wrap of plain brown paper. The name and address of the recipient must be clearly printed on the outside of each gift. PLEASE try not to make the gift too large or too heavy, Santa appreciates that. We have a total of 170 delivery spots/visits available. We encourage you to try to have all the gifts for your delivery stop with you on Gift Drop-Off day. (For Families with a large party with many gifts, please email Elf Mama at: ofdsantashelper@aol.com for special instructions.

Parking for Drop-Off day is in the rear of the Fire Station. Firefighters will be there to assist you. The Drop-Off line is located INSIDE the Fire Station. Use the rear door marked ENTER.

ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2017 Santa on his fire truck with his Elf and firefighter helpers will arrive at your home to deliver the gifts to your loved ones and spend a few moments with your family and friends for photos and fun!

If you have any questions, you can email Elf Mama at: ofdsantashelper@aol.com, she will be happy to assist you via email. Please do not call the Fire Stations as it's a Volunteer Fire Department and there will not be anyone there to assist you with Santa's Helper information.

**Emailing Santa's Helper does not guarantee you a spot on the delivery route. Sign-up is on Gift Drop-Off Day and is on a first come-first serve basis.

THE ORANGE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FAMILY WISHES EVERYONE A SAFE, HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

The firefighters are having as much fun as the kids
The firefighters are having as much fun as the kids
Everyone smiles for the group Photo with Santa and his elf
Everyone smiles for the group
photo with Santa and his elf