By Betty Cernan, HVFC Auxiliary
The Auxiliary was established in 1966 with the main purpose of aiding our volunteer firefighters. Members provide refreshments during major fires and they give funds periodically to the fire department to purchase items related to firefighting. Members hold four major fundraisers each year: Easter Flower Sale, Memorial Day Clam Chowder, a Military Whist Card Party in the fall, and a Holiday Vendor Fair in November. Members also help the firefighters wrap Santa’s gifts and then help out at the town-wide Christmas Party held at the firehouse, with Santa giving out items.
The Auxiliary has donated money to the Haddam Fuel Bank, the Veterans Museum, Project Graduation, and several other important town projects and programs. A scholarship is given out on an annual basis to a deserving senior who is either a Junior Firefighter or a son or daughter of a Firefighter or Auxiliary Member.
Town residents 18 years or older are welcome to join. Meetings are held on the fourth Monday of the month, from September to June, except in January, at 7:00 p.m. at the new firehouse. Come join us at our next meeting, which is September 26th.