Friday, Dec. 2 at 7 pm … Tree-Lighting Festivities at the Friendship Center of Lower Paxton Township will feature a sing-along of holiday favorites in anticipation of Santa arriving by fire truck. Enjoy free refreshments, arts and crafts for kids, and free door prizes from local businesses. (map)
Sunday, Dec. 4 at 6 pm … The Linglestown Christmas Carol-Sing and Tree-Lighting will be held in the village square thanks to Linglestown Area Civic Association. Following the activities at the square, the Linglestown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a homemade cookies and hot chocolate event at the fire company’s social hall, and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be there to greet children. CLICK HERE for more details.
Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 18, 12:30 – 4:30 pm … Festival of Trees will be held at Fort Hunter Mansion & Park in the Tavern House. Get more information by clicking HERE, and view a map by clicking HERE.
Sunday, Dec. 18 … The annual Santa Run is again on Linglestown Fire Company’s events list. Look for signs to be posted to mark the location and time when Jolly Ol’ St. Nick will show up in your Linglestown-area neighborhood. For times and locations, CLICK HERE and then click the schedule that appears. (It says 2014, but the same schedule is used every year.)
Saturday, Dec. 31 at 11 pm … Jingle Linglestown
, the village’s New Year’s celebration, will be held in the square. CLICK HERE
for more info.
As always, a big thank you goes out to Linglestown Fire Company for organizing the ginormous Independence Day bash at Koons Park.
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Linglestown, Colonial Park and Progress fire companies responded to an attic fire at a small apartment building on Blue Grass Avenue located near the Turkey Hill convenience store.
My wife and I spotted the fire trucks while on a walk to Amelia’s Grocery Outlet to get a free copy of The Paxton Herald.
The arrow in the photo below points to one of the holes opened in the roof by firefighters. Click on the photo and map to view larger versions.
According to The Patriot-News, a construction worker was injured in the fire. CLICK HERE for more details from Linglestown Fire Company.
The fire company today posted its activity report for February:
There were 34 calls for February bringing the fire company’s call volume for the year to 71 calls. The top five responders are Chauffer J. Edward Crum with 24, Chief Bill Payne with 19, Firefighter Sarah Flowers with 18, firefighter Albert Flowers with 17, and firefighter Jarion Sinkkanen with 17. Average turnout per incident was nine firefighters and two fire police.
Linglestown Fire Company is taking part in a contest by Liberty Mutual that could earn the volunteer firefighters a $10,000 prize.
To help out, please CLICK HERE to fill out a 10-question fire prevention questionnaire.
I was the 17th person to do it on behalf of the fire company – and I got a perfect score on the quiz. Take a few minutes right now and see if you can match my score.
If you like to chase a little white ball from time to time, please consider joining me at Linglestown Fire Company’s first golf outing on Monday, Oct. 3.
The volunteer firefighters are trying to raise funds to upgrade their engine room building and this event is going to be a fun way to help them out.
The donation to participate has been lowered to $75.
CLICK HERE to get an entry from and send it in today.
Email me if you want to play with me in the Linglestown Gazette group – two spots are available.
Linglestown Fire Company will once again hold it’s mid-winter soup sale this Saturday, Jan. 29 from 11 am until the soup is sold out.
Chicken corn soup & ham and bean soup will be available for eat-in or take-out.
Also, the fire company will be conducting a blood drive from 10:30 am to noon.
This is a great way to support our first responders and to get some yummy soup.
Linglestown Fire Company once again will be taking Santa on a tour of the Linglestown area this Sunday, Dec. 19.
Signs have been posted at locations where Santa will make stops during the afternoon.
Last call for tickets to enter Linglestown Fire Company’s raffle for the four-wheeler shown below. CLICK HERE for more info.
Linglestown Fire Company is raffling off the ATV shown below as a fun way to raise funds. CLICK HERE for more details and online ticket purchases.
Linglestown Fire Company is raffling off one of these bad boys. CLICK HERE for more details and online ticket purchases.
Following a short summer recess, the excitement of bingo games has returned to Linglestown.
Bingo has been a weekly part of the activities of the Linglestown Fire Company for more than 60 years, and now this event is back for a new season of fun and entertainment. New games and higher payouts will greet the players who attend.
Games begin every Tuesday evening at 7 pm in the St. Thomas Social Hall in the brick firehouse, 5901 Linglestown Road, located at the west end of the village. Doors open at 5 pm so you can feast on refreshments of homemade soup, sandwiches, and baked goods provided by the Ladies Auxiliary.
Linglestown Fire Company members worked into the wee hours of the morning last Wednesday fighting a house fire on Rockford Drive near Linglestown.
Gazette reader Jason Mansure passed along the following words of appreciation for the volunteer firefighters who responded to the emergency call:
I am completely impressed and appreciative of the hard work the responding emergency team had accomplished. Within minutes the sky that was filled with raging orange and yellow flames seemed to be under control. I realize a lot of these brave men and women are volunteers and I hope they know how much they are appreciated.
Every year during the holidays these same brave men and women come to different neighborhoods in our area and help spread the holiday spirit with gifts and their time for the neighborhood children, including my two girls.