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PRESS RELEASE: Avon Volunteer Fire Department Seeks Golfers


3rd Annual Fundraising Tournament is August 8

July 11, 2016 | Avon, CT — Most days, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) is looking for new members – firefighters, fire police, administrative assistants, etc. However right now, the AVFD really needs to find some golfers, folks who want to play in the Department’s third annual Golf Tournament on Monday, August 8, 2016. In addition, there are still plenty of sponsorship opportunities available.

“The golf tournament is a fundraiser to support our commitment to the live fire training facility being built in Farmington,” says Jamie DiPace, AVFD fundraising co-chair and Avon Fire Marshal. “Each and every golfer and sponsor will make a difference.”

Presented by Sullivan’s O’Neills Chevrolet Buick with dinner sponsored by the Silvio Brighenti Family, the event will take place at Farmington Woods Golf Club, 34 Heritage Drive in Avon. Prior to the noon shotgun start, check-in begins at 10:30 a.m. and lunch will be served at 11:00 a.m. A silent auction and reception begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:00 p.m. and awards at 6:30 p.m. (prizes awarded for Team’s Low Score; on the green contests include Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive). Entry Fee: $130 per golfer by July 15, 2016 ($150 after July 15), includes 18 holes of golf, driving range, putting green, golf cart, BBQ lunch, buffet dinner, and raffle ticket. For more information and to register online, visit

About the AVFD

Incorporated in 1943, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects more than 18,000 people living in the 22.6 square mile area that makes up the Town of Avon. The Department’s mission is to provide fire suppression and prevention, life safety and rescue support, as well as other community support to the citizens of the Town of Avon. In addition, the Department provides mutual aid support to those surrounding communities that, in time of need, may request such assistance.

Staffed entirely by volunteers, the Avon Volunteer Fire Department prides itself on the selflessness and dedication of its members. The Department operates six companies and 15 pieces of apparatus, including a brush truck, ladder truck, tanker, rescue vehicle, boat, and pumpers.  Four stations are located throughout Town – Company 1 on Darling Drive, Company 2 on Secret Lake Road, Company 3 on West Avon Road, and Company 4 on Huckleberry Hill Road. Anyone interested in learning more about the AVFD should call the Avon Volunteer Fire Department (AVFD) at 677-2644, visit, connect on Facebook at AvonVFD, or stop by the Company 1 firehouse located at 25 Darling Drive any Monday evening after 7:00.

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