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HVFCo Hosts 2019 Children’s Christmas Party

Christmas Committee
Chief Sam Baber and Santa

More than 125 local children attended the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company’s annual Children’s Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. The fire company has been holding this event for more than 50 years. Volunteers worked more than 12 hours preparing for the party, according to Olivia Drake, the HVFC Public Information Officer.

Firefighter Ron Annino and his granddaughter, Isobel Stiglin

Santa rode in on a fire truck, and Chief Sam Baber welcomed him to the Fire Department. Santa greeted all of the families, and then the children had a chance to sit on Santa’s lap, and get a photo taken. All children who attended received a gift from Santa, and cookies and refreshments.

“Hosting the annual Children’s Christmas Party is a longtime tradition for the Haddam community,” said Fire Police and Christmas Committee Chair, Malcolm Meyer. “It’s always a joyous occasion for both the children and their families, but also for members of the company and auxiliary. Some of the members of the committee have been doing this for more than 40 years! When Santa arrives on the engine, it’s a joy to see the look on the kids’ faces.”

Family members had a chance to participate in the basket raffle put on by the HVFC Auxiliary, which raised more than $200 to offset the costs of the party.

Lee Swolka and his son Ryder

Photos by Olivia Drake.


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