Oriskany Assistance Chief Bud Koss

Oriskany Assistance Chief Bud Koss

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The Believe 271 Board mourns the loss of Oriskany Assistance Chief Bud Koss. Bud was a mover and a shaker. He inspired his Red Knights Motorcycle Group to create a ride in support of firefighters with cancer. Each year this ride continued to grow in attendance as they rode through Oneida and a Herkimer Counties. We will miss his smile, his laughter but most importantly his ability to help those in need. We know next year his ride will be the best yet as he rides along with us from heaven. God speed Bud.
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Believe 271 Custom Golf Cart Raffle

Believe 271 Custom Golf Cart Raffle

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Custom Golf Cart Raffle To Benefit Believe 271 Foundation Drawing to be held at the Annual Pink Tie Gala October 17, 2020 Need not be present to win   Please fill out the form below and send a check to: Sarah McQueen 10 Bermuda Road Whitesboro, NY 13492 [contact-form-7 id="2865"]
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Believe 271 & New York State Tool Scholarship Winners

Believe 271 & New York State Tool Scholarship Winners

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Believe 271 & New York State Tool Gregory J. Wilsey Scholarship Winners The Believe 271 Foundation Inc. is pleased to announce the winners of their scholarship in conjunction with New York State Tool Company. This year the Foundation received nineteen applications from graduating high school seniors and those in post-secondary education. The donation for the scholarships in the name of Gregory J. Wilsey, founder of New York State Tool, was made to the Foundation by Matthew and Lisa Wilsey in honor of Mr. Gregory J. Wilsey was an advocate for the youth of the area and was mentor to many through his founding of the New York State Tool Company in Chadwicks, New York. The winners of the six $500.00 scholarships this year are as follows: [siteorigin_widget class="SiteOrigin_Widget_Image_Widget"][/siteorigin_widget] David Paul…
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Save The Date – 7th Annual Believe 271 Golf Scramble

Save The Date – 7th Annual Believe 271 Golf Scramble

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7th Annual Believe 271 Golf Scramble at Skenandoa Golf Course Sold Out! We are pleased to announce that we’ve secured the Skenandoa Golf Course once again for our annual tournament! Skenandoa Golf Club Norton Ave., Clinton, New York SUNDAY, AUGUST 2, 2020 Registration: 8:45 - 9:45 am Shotgun Start: 10:00 am 4 Person Scramble: $360.00 Per Team $90.00 per person Skins Contest (included with registration) Divisions: Men, Women, Co-Ed, Over 65 (all must be 65+), Fire, Other 1st Responders (EMS, Police). If less than three teams in a Division – they will be combined with another division. Only 36 foursomes. Contests: Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Closest to the Line, 50/50* (additional cost). Meals: Bag lunch on the turn, Dinner to follow the tournament Questions: Brian or Sarah McQueen,…
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Thank You For Your Support

Thank You For Your Support

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Thank You For Your Support! The Believe 271 Foundation Board of Directors would like to take this time to say THANK YOU to all of you for your support of our Foundation’s mission in 2019. From the Deerfield FD Fish Fry to our Pink Tie Gala, and ALL of the events in between, your love of our fire service, our communities and our mission is truly remarkable. You will see our Merchandise Sales on the web have taken a break. Some of our board members will be meeting in hopes of bringing you some new Believe attire in the Spring with some new designs. We will confirm with you that our St. Patrick’s Day Parade Event is in full swing. President Palmer is taking suggestions for the float this year…
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Believe 271 Foundation Winter Hat

Believe 271 Foundation Winter Hat

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Believe 271 Foundation Winter Hat Holiday sale $20 check only. No mail outs. All hats must be picked up at the two fire department locations on dates and times listed on order form. Only 36 Ordered so send your check and order by December 10th.
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2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Believe 271 2020 St. Patrick's Day Parade The Believe 271 Foundation Officers and Board of Directors continue to share its message that "No One Fights Alone" at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Utica on Saturday, March 14th at 10:00 a.m. Line-up at 9:00 a.m. In our 6th year of participation and we want to make it the best yet. We plan to have a Believe 271 themed float for the parade and are hoping to fill Genesee Street with more than 300+ "Believers" walking behind the float. "Believers" are further defined as firefighters, ladies auxiliary, family members and friends of the fire service. We are asking all participants to wear one of our NEW 2020 specially designed St. Patrick’s Day shirts. These black (tee shirt, long sleeved tee,…
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New York State Tool has Donated 100 Styx Tickets

New York State Tool has Donated 100 Styx Tickets

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New York State Tool has Donated 100 Styx Tickets Believe 271 Foundation is excited and honored to announce that New York State Tool has donated 100-Styx (Styx) tickets to volunteer firefighters, EMT’s, Ladies Auxiliary members and their guest for the band’s performance at the Stanley Theater on Sunday, November 10th at 7:00pm. This concert is co-presented by New York State Tool Company (New York State Tool Co.) and Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield (Excellus BlueCross BlueShield). Proceeds from the event will benefit both The Stanley Theater (Stanley Center for the Arts) and Valley Health Services (@valleyhealthservices). Please PM on Believe 271 Facebook to add your names, FD, EMS agency or Ladies Auxiliary to the list of recipients. We will notify you via Facebook on how to pick up your tickets.…
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3rd Annual Pink Tie Gala

3rd Annual Pink Tie Gala

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3rd Annual Believe 271 Pink Tie Gala Honorary Chair: Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon Chair: Brian McQueen Committee: Juli Eisenhart Donna Grems Brenda Kuhn Jim Kuhn Kevin Lansing Bob LeBuis Sarah McQueen Brian Palmer Mia Palmer Betsy Schwertfeger Dan Schwertfeger Fred Sherman   Where: Hart's Hill Inn, 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, NY 13492 When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm Ticket Prices: Advance sale $60. At the door $70. Tables of 8 can be reserved for $480 (advance purchase only). Oneida and Herkimer County First Responders, When you hear those words, "You Have Cancer", your life, family and friends will be changed forever. Cancer is the leading cause for deaths within the firematic services. Firefighters, whether career or volunteer, have a 63% greater chance of being diagnosed with cancer…
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3rd Annual Believe Bowl

3rd Annual Believe Bowl

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3rd Annual Believe 271 Believe Bowl October 12, 2019 at 1:00PM. Utica College vs St. John Fisher. Gaetano Stadium at Utica College Honoring our volunteer firefighters and families facing a cancer illness as well as the children of the Thea Bowman House. [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Presented by New York State Tool Company [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] Your browser does not support the video tag. All first responders (fire and police) enter the gates for free the day of the game. Tailgating opportunities in the 12th Man Tailgate Parking lot. Lot opens at 10:00am. Donations can be made for this event to Believe 271 Foundation by clicking below. Donate [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget] [siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget][siteorigin_widget class="WP_Widget_Media_Image"][/siteorigin_widget]
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