Abingdon Fire Company Announces Public Events for 2009

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The Abingdon Fire Company has announced various public events and fund raising activities for 2009 in support of its Emergency Services mission.

The Abingdon Fire Company of Harford County Maryland has announced several public events that will take place during 2009 to provide financial support to its emergency service operation as well as to increase public awareness of the emergency service.

On the third Sunday of April, May, September, October, November, and December the fire company will be holding a Breakfast Buffet between the hours of 8 am and 11 am. The menu includes: Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Maple Sausage, Corned Beef Hash, Sausage Gravy, and various breads, pasty, cereal, fruit, juices, and other beverages. Adults are $7.00, Children (4 - 10) $3.00 and Children under 4 are free. Takeout is available.

A Fish Dinner (Buffet Style) will be held on Friday, April 3 between 4:30 - 7:30 pm. The menu includes Alaska Pollock Fillets with Lemon Pepper, Scalloped Potatoes, Vegetables, New England Clam Chowder, Salad Bar, Strawberry Shortcake, and Beverages. Adults $8.00, Children (4 - 10) $4.00 and Children under 4 are free. Takeout is available.

Thursday, April 23 there will be a Benefit Quarter Auction and Dinner. Dinner will be served at 6 pm with the auction beginning at 7 pm. Dinner includes Soup, Salad, Baked Ziti, Dessert, and Beverage. Several vendors including The Pampered Chef, That Jerky Lady, and Unique Sweet's & Treat's will have items available for the auction. Admission of $10.00 includes Dinner and two paddles.

Sunday, April 26 between 2 - 4 pm the annual Rabies Vaccination Clinic will be held for dogs, cats, and ferrets that are 3 months old and over. The fee for the rabies vaccination will be $5.00 per animal. Dogs must be on a leash. Cats and ferrets should be secured within cages. No animals other than dogs, cats, and ferrets will be vaccinated. The vaccination certificate, given at the time of vaccination, will provide the necessary proof of vaccination for dog licensing in Maryland. For questions about the clinic, please call the Health Department at 443-643-0300.

The Abingdon Fire Company Auxiliary will be holding a Basket Bingo on Friday, May 1. The doors open at 6 pm and the Bingo starts at 7 pm. Tickets purchased in advance are $10.00 and $12.00 at the door.

On Sunday, October 11 the fire company will be holding its annual Fire Prevention Open House from 1 to 4 pm. Various items of fire company equipment will be on display, along with equipment and information booths from other emergency service agencies in Harford County. Admission is free.

The Abingdon Fire Company Hall is also available for rent for events such as receptions, meetings, parties and dinners up to about 120 people. Catering for these events is available from the Abingdon Fire Company Auxiliary.

Additional information on these events and other Abingdon Fire Company activity is available on the fire company WEB Site: http://www.abingdonfc.com

About Abingdon Fire Company:
Abingdon Fire Company is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization that was formed in 1925 to provide emergency services to residents of the southern part of Harford County. It presently provides Emergency Medical, Rescue, and Fire Service to the 52,000 residents of Abingdon, Belcamp, and Edgewood communities of Harford County, Maryland. In 2008 the fire company responded to 6050 calls for emergency service. The fire company has an annual operating budget of about $1.6 million. Abingdon Fire Company is a volunteer organization and a member of the Maryland State Firemen's Association.

Contact:
Mike Crockett, Rose Krajka, Robin Jorgenson, Donna Geisel
Abingdon Fire Company
3306 Abingdon Rd
Abingdon, MD 21009-1014
410-638-3955 ext 102
FAX: 410-638-3964
http://www.abingdonfc.com

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MIKE CROCKETT
Abingdon Fire Company
410-638-3955 ext. 102
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