Fund Drive Kicks Off

Fund Drive thumbnailThe Charotin Hose Co. is pleased to announce the start of the 2012 Fund Drive.  The fund drive is one of the major fundraisers held by the fire department each year.  In the next week or two, North Catasauqua residents should receive a letter in the mail requesting your participation and support.  Please help us provide the best possible service to the community by donating.

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small town USA Car Cruise

small town USA Summer Car CruiseThe Charotin Hose Co. will be serving hot roast beef sandwiches, hot dogs, and pierogies along with ice cold drinks at the North Catasauqua small town USA Summer Car Cruise on Monday, September 3, 2012, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  


Come and enjoy the cars, trucks, antiques, classic cars, and hot rods, while enjoying hot food and cold drinks from the Charotin Hose Co.  This is the last small town USA Summer Car Cruise for 2012.

Take Out Chicken Dinners

NCFD and Cub Scout Pack 94 are jointly hosting a Take Out Chicken Dinner on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Dinners are $7 each and can be picked up at the Slovak Center Social Club, 5th & Grove Streets in North Catty.


Each dinner includes...

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Holiday Cheer Raffle

What would you do with $1,000?Cheer Raffle Tickets


The annual Holiday Cheer Raffle has kicked off and we want to give you $1,000 for the holidays. We have partnered with the Lehigh Valley Amateur Radio Club to have 3 great cash prizes this year. The Grand Prize is $1,000 cash, followed by $250 cash 2nd Prize, and $100 cash 3rd Prize. The total giveaway is $1,350. Only 2,000 tickets were printed so your chances of winning are high.

North Catasauqua residents will be receiving one ticket inside the fall newsletter that will be distributed shortly.  Tickets cost $5 each. Please fill out and return the small portion of each ticket with your $5 donation in the envelope that is also provided. Additional tickets can be purchased at the fire station on Monday nights between 7:00 and 9:00 PM or any other time we’re at the station. The drawing will be held Monday, December 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM and winners do not need to be present to win. We will notify all winners by US mail.


So, what would you do with $1,000?

Bingo & Dinner Extravaganza 2011

BingoThe annual Fall Bingo & Dinner Extravaganza was held September 10, 2011 at the Slovak Center of North Catasauqua.  The first game of bingo started at 4:30 pm and players anxiously watched their cards while numbers were called by Marc Hillenbrand of Marc's Auto.  Approximately sixty players enjoyed fifteen games of cash bingo and entered the Chinese auction. Just after 6:00 pm, the home made roast chicken dinner was served with stuffing, green beans, and pudding dessert.

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Spring Fund Drive Kicks Off

Page 1 NewsletterThe Charotin Hose Co. No. 1 is excited to kick off the annual Spring Fund Drive.  The Spring Fund Drive is one of the major fundraisers held by the fire department each year. We greatly appreciate the financial support to help us provide the best possible service to the community.

The Spring Fund Drive accounts for nearly 60% of the donations we receive annually. Your donations assist with the general operations of the fire department including the purchase of equipment such as power equipment, hand tools, and fuel; training, education, and state certification of our members; personal protective equipment such as bunker gear, helmets, and air packs, and our free community events such as the Egg Hunt and Secret Santa.

We are asking for a $20 donation however any amount will be greatly appreciated. We understand the difficult economy and tight budgets. We are thankful for any financial support you can provide. Also, keep in mind that all donations to the Charotin Hose Co. No. 1 are tax deductible.

As part of the Spring Fund Drive, we are pleased to announce the inaugural issue of NCFD 18, a biannual newsletter from the Charotin Hose Co. concerning recent events and news at the North Catasauqua Fire Department.  Inside the inaugural issue, you can find information about the Egg Hunt, the upcoming Longaberger Bingo, fire prevention and safety information, the addition of an AED to Attack 1871, and much more.Charotin Hose Co. Donation Card

North Catasauqua residents will receive a copy of NCFD 18 - Issue 1 near their mailbox in the next two weeks.  Inside will be a donation card and return envelope to be used for the Spring Fund Drive.  The Newsletter can also be downloaded by  clicking the newsletter front page at the top left.

As noted earlier, the Spring Fund Drive accounts for roughly 60% of the annual donations we receive.  Unfortunately, only about 1/3 of households donate.  We can't provide the service without your support.