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!
UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Beacon Falls’ favorite tradition is coming back — the 55th annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival is set for June 7-9, 2018!
We’re extraordinarily excited for this year’s event, which follows our two best years in the entire history of the carnival. An estimated 10,000-12,000 visitors have poured through our grounds in each of the last two years, and we’re hoping for the same turnout — and same great weather — this June.
The big addition for 2018? An enormous raffle with $17,000 IN CASH PRIZES, including a $10,000 GRAND PRIZE. Scroll down for more information, including how to buy your ticket.
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Update: Thank you for your support!
The 54th Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival and Parade is set for this June! We hope to see our residents, friends and fellow members of the fire service from June 8-10 for delicious food, cold drinks, lots of fun, engaging music and great rides — including this year’s rock climbing wall!
Our committee has been hard at work, imagining a few changes to build upon the tremendous success we experienced in 2016. Check out everything we’re cooking up by clicking here.
Part of our job in the lead-up to the event is soliciting donations from our residents, friends and local businesses. There is a substantial cost associated with hosting an event of this scale, and the kind donations that we receive help us maximize the benefits of this event. Proceeds benefit our community, including sponsorship of local youth sports, fire prevention programs, educational scholarships, holiday functions, events throughout the community and opportunities for our volunteer members.
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Update: Thank you for your support!
The Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival, one of Beacon Falls’ longest lasting and most enjoyable traditions, is set to return for the 54th time this Thursday-Saturday, June 8-10, on the grounds of Beacon Hose.
Each June, thousands of visitors from Beacon Falls and towns all over the state join us for three nights of delicious food, cold drinks, exciting rides, great fun and engaging music to help raise funds for the civic side of Beacon Hose’s operations.
Carnivals and parades used to be common traditions among local fire departments, but many have been discontinued over the years because of the work required. We’ve made sure to continue an event that has become a town-wide tradition. Proceeds from the carnival go toward our community efforts, including sponsorship of local youth sports, fire prevention programs, educational scholarships, holiday functions, events throughout the community and opportunities for our volunteer members.
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The community support for the 53rd annual Beacon Hose Firemen’s Carnival was absolutely unparalleled and made us at Beacon Hose grateful and humble. Carnival chairman Kyle Brennan has a few words to share about the event:
On behalf of all of us at Beacon Hose, I want to extend my sincere thanks to everyone who joined us for our carnival this year. By every measure possible, we enjoyed our best event ever (by a long shot). That’s all thanks to the tremendous community we serve and the unrivaled dedication of our volunteers.
I, along with my awesome committee, put us out on a limb this year by turning the carnival on its head and making some big changes. With the combination of our volunteers’ hard work and our visitors’ patience, everything worked better than we could have imagined. I hope you found the lines more bearable, the atmosphere less cramped and the experience more enjoyable this year. The changes we made are here to stay, and we’ll only try to make it better next June.
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