Maryland VFD Fund Raising Events

Last week, the Baltimore Business Journal had an article about how the opening of Maryland Live Casino affected the Maryland Lottery.  Apparently, the four casinos have reduced the State Lottery sales by $45.1 Million.  With two more casinos about to open, that number is expected to increase to $87.2 Million.

Here is a link to the full article by Sarah Meehan: http://www.bizjournals.com/baltimore/news/2014/08/14/maryland-casinos-are-gutting-lottery-sales-and-its.html

That article got me thinking about how the casinos must be affecting the local fire departments.  How might we counteract the reduction of income?  This is not a problem for the state.  Maryland will at least be able to make up most of the revenue through taxes paid by the casino.  Volunteer organizations close to the new casinos will have to adapt.  To help you adapt, I wanted to put together a list of some upcoming events throughout Maryland.  Maybe this will give you some new ideas.

I will apologize in advance, because this is not an all-inclusive list.  If your station has an event to add to the list, I will be happy to include it.  Just shoot me an e-mail or give a response on the bottom of the page.

Thanks,

Scott Bissell, CIC, CLCS, Bissellsd@ecsinsure.com

Date


Time


Event Name


Station


8/21/2014

6-9PM

Quarter Auction

Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company

8/25/2014

2-8PM

Blood Drive

Sterling Volunteer Fire Company

9/6/2014

1-4PM

Fireman’s Benefit Drawing

Harney Volunteer Fire Company

9/6/2014

3-8PM

Annual Giveaway

Winfield Community Volunteer Fire Department

9/8/2014

10-11AM

Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Fire Station

Elkridge Volunteer Fire Dept

9/13/2014

6-11PM

Crab Feast

Lineboro Volunteer Fire Co

9/13/2014

8AM-1PM

Flea Market

The Lisbon Volunteer Fire Co

9/14/2014

1PM

Quarter Auction

Prince Frederick Vol Fire Dept Inc

9/20/2014

4-10PM

Bingo Banquet

Union Bridge Fire Company

9/20/2014

2-5PM

Crab Feed

New Windsor Volunteer Fire Department 1

9/20/2014

5-10PM

Sportsman’s Giveaway / Gun Raffle

Gamber & Community Fire Co

9/27/2014

5-8PM

Crab Feast

Deale Volunteer Fire Department

9/27/2014

7:30PM-5AM

All Night Bingo

Orchard Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Incorporated

9/27/2014

5-11PM

Crab Feast

ODENTON VOLUNTEER FIRE CO INC

10/4/2014

1-5PM

Crab Feed

Taneytown Volunteer Fire Company

10/4/2014

6:30-10AM

Rescue Run

Arundel Volunteer Fire Dept Inc

10/11/2014

1-6PM

Big Money Give-A-Way

Sykesville Fire Department

10/19/2014

Classic Corvette Contest

Huntingtown Volunteer Fire Dept and Rescue Squad, Inc.

11/8/2014

9AM-3PM

Christmas In The Valley

Pleasant Valley Community Fire Company Inc

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