Register for 4th Annual Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tourney on Oct. 14

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For the fourth year in a row, Beacon Hose is bringing back the Beacon-Holio Cornhole Tournament! This year, we’re expanding the event by separating into “pro” and “amateur” divisions. More on that below.

The tournament is set for Sunday, Oct. 14 at Beacon Hose. (Registration and shootaround will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch) It’ll be an all-afternoon affair (RAIN OR SHINE!) with big cash prizes on the line. The nuts and bolts of the tournament are below; click here for the rules, which will be the same as those used by the American Cornhole Organization.

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Inaugural Beacon Hose Octoberfest Set For Oct. 20

UPDATE: Thanks for your support! We can’t wait until Octoberfest 2 in 2019!

Yes, we know Oktoberfest is a September festival. But Beacon Hose is bringing the Octoberfest party to October.

Join us at Beacon Hose on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. for our inaugural Octoberfest. Celebrate some of the year’s best weather with a day filled with good food, drinks, and family fun at our firehouse. Here’s what we have planned:

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Beacon Hose, Lions Club to Host Annual Golf Tourney Sept. 10

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Beacon Hose Co. No. 1 and the Lions Club of Beacon Falls will team up to host our annual golf tournament fundraiser Monday, Sept. 10, at the Golf Club at Oxford Greens (99 Country Club Drive, Oxford).

The fee is $150 per player ($600 per foursome), which includes 18 holes at one of the area’s best courses, a golf cart, dinner and prizes. There will also be a raffle and prizes on various holes. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. the day of the tournament, with a shotgun start to follow at 1 p.m.

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Beacon Hose Truck 6 Christened at Wetdown

Beacon Hose christened Truck 6 — the department’s new, 2017 Pierce Ascendant quint with a 107-foot ladder — at a wetdown ceremony June 24.

Our friends from the Middlebury Volunteer Fire Dept. and Oxford Center Co. No. 1 joined us for the traditional wetting down of the truck. Chief Brian DeGeorge and engineer Paul Brennan also sprayed the apparatus with champagne, and department chaplain Fr. MathaiĀ Vellappallil delivered a wonderful blessing for the truck. The truck is now in service and continues to be populated with new equipment.

Truck 6 T-shirts will be on sale until July 23. Shirts are navy blue with our department’s logo on the chest and artwork featuring Truck 6 on the back. Men’s sizes small-XL ($20.95) and 2XL-5XL ($25.95) are available online. Any shirt sizes on backorder will be filled when the order closes and should be available by the beginning of August.


2018 Carnival Wrap: Raffle Winners and More

On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, thank you for the incredible support at our 2018 carnival. For the third year in a row, we smashed all of our records — and ran out of some food along the way — and that’s all thanks to the wonderful showing by our neighbors and friends.

Here are the big winners for our raffle — we sold out of tickets! Look for the return of the raffle next year. Thanks for your support!

1st ($10,000): John Flach (890)
2nd ($2,000): Justin Merithew (1115)
3rd ($1,000): Kim Winslow (1822)
4th ($1,000): Joe Martins (2126)
5th ($1,000): Sherrie Lubinski (2104)
6th ($100): Deb Hogestyn (935)
7th ($100): George D. (1688)
8th ($100): Peter Zalewski (1174)
9th ($100): Ken Hanks (1379)
10th ($100): Dan Wiley (1225)
11th ($100): Bob Meyernick (849)
12th ($100): Jen VanEtten (921)
13th ($100): Matt Rau (211)
14th ($100): George Marenna (2389)
15th ($100): Ray Binkowski (2007)
16th ($100): Bob Uhelsky (612)
17th ($100): Jose Silva (1813)
18th ($100): Alice Nolan (1419)
19th ($100): Mike Rudenko (315)
20th ($100): Bruce Carlson (2485)
21st ($100): Allan McDaniel (227)
22nd ($100): Steve Bigert (541)
23rd ($100): Krystin Gaetano (1121)
24th ($100): JoAnn Riley (453)
25th ($100): Sandra Kiesel (2111)
26th (10 Yard Goats tickets): John Purdy Sr. (304)

If you have any suggestions for what we can do better at next year’s carnival, please don’t hesitate to let us know here. Thanks again for your support!