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Avella Volunteer Fire Department Second Annual GOLF OUTING 

Saturday, May 13, 2023 – Indian Run GOLF COURSE 

Registration & Refreshments – 7:00 a.m. 

Shotgun Start – 8:00 a.m. 

 Registration includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, buffet dinner, and refreshments on the golf course. Other events include skill prizes, silent auctions, and hole-in-one challenge. Please come support the Avella Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Indian Run Golf Course in Avella! The Avella Volunteer Fire Department has been serving Avella, Independence Township, Cross Creek Township, Washington County since 1929. The fire department covers 70 square miles and responds to give aide to neighboring fire departments, if requested. We are a 100% volunteer organization. All volunteers are friends, family, and neighbors who are dedicated to protecting the residents and their homes and businesses. The department runs an Engine, Pumper Tanker, Light Rescue, and Brush Truck. Currently, we are fundraising to support the purchase of a new engine. All proceeds for the outing will help us fund this project and many others. Golf Registration: ______ golfers at $90 per person $__________ Name: _______________________________ T-shirt size _____ Name: _______________________________ T-shirt size _____ Name: _______________________________ T-shirt size _____ Name: _______________________________ T-shirt size _____ Team Captain Name:_____________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ Phone Number: _____________________________________________ You can register online by visiting Avella Volunteer Fire Department Second Annual Golf Outing or by scanning the QR code below: Please consider supporting the Avella Volunteer Fire Department by being a sponsor of our event! Title Sponsor $3,000 Includes 4 golfers, sponsor on Goodie Bag, reserve Title Sponsor for next year. Beverage Sponsor $2,500 Includes 4 golfers, provides refreshments at the course, provides all refreshments for lunch. Divot Tool Sponsor $2,000 Sponsor logo will be on the divot tool/ball marker that each player receives at check-in, sponsor receives 10 additional divot tools/ball markers with Sponsor Logo, one-hole sign sponsor, recognition on website. Golf Ball Sponsor $2,000 Sponsor logo on sleeve of golf balls given to each golfer, sponsor receives 10 dozen additional golf balls with logo, signage at registration, one (1) hole sign sponsorship, recognition on website Koozie Sponsor $1,500 Sponsor logo on koozie given to each golfer, sponsor receives 10 additional koozies with logo, one (1) hole sign sponsorship, recognition on website Pop socket Sponsor $1,500 Sponsor logo will be on pop socket that each player receives upon check-in, sponsor receives 10 additional pop sockets with sponsor logo, signage at registration, one-hole sign sponsorship, recognition on website. Masters / Super Bowl / Pebble Beach Hole-In-One Sponsor / World Series $1,000 each All golfers will have opportunity for once-in-a-lifetime experience to The Masters, Super Bowl, World Series or a Pebble Beach Golf Vacation for two including airfare and lodging when they hit a hole-in-one on your sponsored hole (prize insurance is included). Closets to the Pin /Long Drive $1,000 each Closets to the pin = win a range finder, Longest drive = win a massage gun Golf Tee Sponsor $500 Includes 4 golfers, one (1) hole sign sponsorship, opportunity to include item in goodie bags Hole Sign Sponsor $250 Sponsor logo on sign prominently displayed at one of the holes Yes! I wish to be a sponsor! Enclosed is my check for $_____________ (We will contact you to work out all the details, including artwork) Name: _____________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________ Phone Number: _____________________________________________ Email Address: _____________________________________________ Please make checks payable to Avella Volunteer Fire Department and mail to the following address: Zack Zebrasky 1232 Trailside Drive Oakdale, PA 15071 For more information, contact Zack Zebrasky at or 724-255-7208



Winners of the 2023 Cash Bash

AVFD and the Avella Athletics would like to Thank You all for your Support!

                                                                      8:00      Derek Allen

                                                                      8:15      Cyril Walther

                                                                      8:30       Tucker Hamon

                                                                      8:45        Frank Checco

                                                                      9:00        Chuck Morgan

                                                                       9:15        Ryan Ross

                                                                       9:30        Bill Starr

                                                                       9:45        Zach Kopko

                                                                     10:00        Becky Coulter

                                                                     10:15        Dorothy Ondrick

                                                                     10:30        Tammy Smith

                                                                     10:45        Pete Temple

                                                                     11:00        Tony Snoke

                                                                     11:15        Linda Keifer

                                                                     11:30       Tina Powers

                                                                     11:45        Denny Lucas

                                                                   Midnight     Matt Falask







About Fire Prevention Week

Plan ahead
Since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. Here are dates for future FPW campaignsFire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and day most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

Commemorating a conflagration
According to popular legend, the fire broke out after a cow - belonging to Mrs. Catherine O'Leary - kicked over a lamp, setting first the barn, then the whole city on fire. Chances are you've heard some version of this story yourself; people have been blaming the Great Chicago Fire on the cow and Mrs. O'Leary, for more than 130 years. But recent research by Chicago historian Robert Cromie has helped to debunk this version of events.

The 'Moo' myth
Like any good story, the 'case of the cow' has some truth to it. The great fire almost certainly started near the barn where Mrs. O'Leary kept her five milking cows. But there is no proof that O'Leary was in the barn when the fire broke out - or that a jumpy cow sparked the blaze. Mrs. O'Leary herself swore that she'd been in bed early that night, and that the cows were also tucked in for the evening.

But if a cow wasn't to blame for the huge fire, what was? Over the years, journalists and historians have offered plenty of theories. Some blamed the blaze on a couple of neighborhood boys who were near the barn sneaking cigarettes. Others believed that a neighbor of the O'Leary's may have started the fire. Some people have speculated that a fiery meteorite may have fallen to earth on October 8, starting several fires that day - in Michigan and Wisconsin, as well as in Chicago.

The biggest blaze that week
While the Great Chicago Fire was the best-known blaze to start during this fiery two-day stretch, it wasn't the biggest. That distinction goes to the Peshtigo Fire, the most devastating forest fire in American history. The fire, which also occurred on October 8th, 1871, and roared through Northeast Wisconsin, burning down 16 towns, killing 1,152 people, and scorching 1.2 million acres before it ended.

Historical accounts of the fire say that the blaze began when several railroad workers clearing land for tracks unintentionally started a brush fire. Before long, the fast-moving flames were whipping through the area 'like a tornado,' some survivors said. It was the small town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin that suffered the worst damage. Within an hour, the entire town had been destroyed.

Nine decades of fire prevention
Those who survived the Chicago and Peshtigo fires never forgot what they'd been through; both blazes produced countless tales of bravery and heroism. But the fires also changed the way that firefighters and public officials thought about fire safety. On the 40th anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America (today known as the International Fire Marshals Association), decided that the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire should henceforth be observed not with festivities, but in a way that would keep the public informed about the importance of fire prevention.  The commemoration grew incrementally official over the years.

In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation, and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed on the Sunday through Saturday period in which October 9 falls. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record. The President of the United States has signed a proclamation proclaiming a national observance during that week every year since 1925



For more information on Fire Prevention, and other topics please visit our Fire Prevention page.





















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