Update: Thanks for your support!
The 53rd 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 9-11 for delicious food, cold drinks, lots of fun, engaging music and great rides — including this year’s mechanical bull!
Our committee has been hard at work, installing a number of changes that we think will make this the best event we’ve ever held. 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. All 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.
All Beacon Falls residents receive this letter leading up to the carnival to explain our mission and seek a donation, no matter how small. Residents are certainly not obligated to donate, but we receive hundreds of donations ranging from $5 to $100 each year as residents show support for what we do. If you’re interested in donating online — we accept credit cards here — please click here. If you’d like to donate via check, feel free to mail in the bottom part of the letter to us at 35 North Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403.
Many local businesses and service organizations receive this letter leading up to the carnival to explain the benefits of sponsoring our carnival. Thousands of patrons from Beacon Falls, throughout the Valley and beyond join us throughout the carnival. The event provides great exposure and advertising possibilities for local companies, and our residents have proven over the years that they recognize the kindness displayed by those businesses that sponsor us. We have added perks for different levels of sponsorship this year. For more information on those levels, or to donate online, click here. If you’d like to donate via check, feel free to mail in the bottom part of the letter to us at 35 North Main Street, Beacon Falls, CT 06403.
Our residents come out in droves to watch the parade that begins Saturday at 6 p.m. at the corner of Route 42 and South Main Street. We invite all fire departments, EMS units and local service organizations to join us for the parade. All volunteer fire departments in the state receive this letter as an invitation. All of the parade participants are welcome to join us in our bullpen after the parade for beers, bologna sandwiches and cornhole. (Those are our magic three items these days.) To RSVP for the parade, click here.
We look forward to seeing everyone this June!