EAST WINDSOR: Fire Company No. 2 hosts annual Halloween party

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Probationary firefighter Robert Lange

By Michael V. Crismali, Correspondent
East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 hosted its annual Halloween party at the firehouse on Twin Rivers Drive Oct. 29. Families from all around the community came dressed in their Halloween costumes and even had the opportunity to see the fireman in action when a fire call came in during the party.
With fall upon us, there was a little chill in the air, but that didn’t stop children and parents alike from waiting on line to ride the fire truck and the hay rides. When they weren’t outside, families were inside having a great time and dancing while the DJ kept the party moving. Children were running around, admiring each other’s costumes and filling up on popcorn, hot dogs and of course, Halloween candy.
Fire Company President Benjamin Thornton said that the Halloween party does take a lot of time and effort to put together for the members, but that the members understand it is a community event that people look forward to every year.
“The Halloween party is the reason I am a member here at Station 46. I came to the party in 2009, and was so impressed with the interaction of the community and the first responders, that I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of, and was sworn in as a probationary member just a few weeks later,” said Mr. Thornton.
As they do with almost all events, the fire company always has membership material on hand for those interested in potentially joining the fire service.
Many of the families have been coming to the event for several years, and it has become something the children look at as an extension of the Halloween holiday. Many of the firefighters had their own children in attendance as well.
It is just one of the community events that East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 participates in throughout the year, all with the goal of being a presence in the community and impressing upon the youth in these neighborhoods who may be future first responders themselves someday.
For more information on becoming a Volunteer Firefighter, contact East Windsor Volunteer Fire Company No. 2 at 609-443-5130. 