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Fire Districts to Help Santa Visit Coventry Neighborhoods

Central Coventry, Coventry, Western Coventry and Hopkins Hill fire districts will help Santa visit residents on their fire trucks again this year.

Published Dec. 16 at 2:35 p.m., Updated at 3:45 p.m.

Keeping with tradition, Coventry's four fire districts will once again transport Santa Claus through Coventry neighborhoods beginning this week. Here are the schedules, by fire department:

Coventry (Anthony) FD:

Sunday, Dec. 22 - 4 to 8 p.m.: North of Washington Street and Windsor Park area

Monday, Dec. 23 - 4 to 8 p.m.: Washington Street and South of Washington Street

Central Coventry FD: 

Thursday, Dec. 19 - 5:30 to 9 p.m.: Former Harris Fire District 

Saturday, Dec. 21 - Noon to 5 p.m.: Former CCFD (Hill Farm, Harkney Hill, Rt. 117, etc. Not including Wood Estates)

Saturday, Dec. 21 - 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.: Wood Estates and Wood Estates North

Sunday, Dec. 22 - Noon to 5 p.m.: Washington Village and Former Washington Fire District

Sunday, Dec. 22 - 5 to 9 p.m.: Former Tiogue Fire District, Arnold Road and New London Turnpike areas

Hopkins Hill FD:

Sunday, Dec. 22 - 12 to 3 p.m.: Hopkins Hill neighborhoods, beginning in the Mishnock area

Western Coventry FD:

Santa will be making four outdoor stops on Saturday, Dec. 21:

5:15 p.m. - Western Coventry Elementary School (4588 Flat River Rd.)

5:45 p.m. - Greene Public Library (179 Hopkins Hollow Rd.)

6:15 p.m. - Rice City Church (63 Vaughn Hollow Rd.)

6:45 p.m. - Western Coventry Fire Station (1110 Victory Hwy.)

If you're on the lookout, for Santa, his Western Coventry route will take him from WC School, down Rt. 117 to Greene Library, back to Rt. 117, to Rt. 14 to Rice City Church, down Rt. 14 to Waterman Hill Rd., to Rt. 102 to WC fire station.

Lauren Costa (Editor) December 17, 2013 at 12:09 PM
Three positive comments in a row! You guys totally made my day! Merry Christmas to you also, The Fishmen!
Reasonable Taxpayer December 17, 2013 at 03:18 PM
Is this overtime or call back for the firemen? Do they count as minimum manning ? Or do we have to backfill on overtime?
Patsy1956 December 17, 2013 at 04:00 PM
And the reasonable taxpayer has to ruin it. They don't get paid. This is on their own time. We hear the same comments every year on here.
Lauren Costa (Editor) December 17, 2013 at 04:13 PM
Thanks for answering, Patsy! Yes, as always, the firefighters who participate are volunteering their time.
Gem101 December 17, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Maybe reasonable taxpayer can offer some christmas cheer ( a monetary contribution To all the districts not just CCFD ) or just play the SCRUGE that stole christmas. Kind of sounds like a sour board member?
Leave RI December 17, 2013 at 07:48 PM
Jeezis H..let it go they're doing it right. The "free for alls" are complaining.
harleyrider8272 December 17, 2013 at 11:29 PM
Merry Christmas and happy new year to the Firefighters! When you do it for free the green Grinch tea-party creatures pace around in they're caves hating you even more!LOL
Bill Overdeaux December 18, 2013 at 06:29 AM
I remember giving my son a plate of "thank yous". He left the table hungry.
Bill Overdeaux December 18, 2013 at 06:41 AM
Hey Reasonable Taxpayer why don't you and Patty "Black Iced" watch Charlie Brown's Kwanza and brew up a big ol' pot of red herring tea. The color goes so well with the yule log. For the rest of the sane have a very enjoyable and safe holiday season. Please remember those who work jobs that are 24/7 be they military, health care, public safety or any other mandatory profession that ensures a fluid, safe and democratic society.
harleyrider8272 December 18, 2013 at 09:45 PM
Cheers to you too Bill! Have a Merry Christmas!!
kitty kat December 20, 2013 at 08:54 AM
Merry Christmas to all !!!! Leave the kids of Coventry out of this !!!
Starship Trooper December 20, 2013 at 11:46 AM
Reasonable taxpayer, If you were at the meeting, the only cost is the fuel. Small drop in the bucket to put smiles on the faces of children! If they need money for fuel, count me in !
Reasonable Taxpayer December 21, 2013 at 01:08 PM
I hope none of the fireman get hurt on this mission of selfless kindness for the children of Coventry. - I would hate to see anyone end up with a disability pension.
RS December 21, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Reasonable the rest of the negative posters here, you make me ashamed to be a resident of Coventry. Has Morgan and her crowd made you so bitter against the firefighters that you are now ruining something good????? GET A LIFE. To the rest of you.....Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!!
Richard Bergeron December 21, 2013 at 04:33 PM
To those who are always negative, I pray for you. I want to thank all of the generous people in Coventry who have helped this holiday season. Some have given their time, money or gifts. Thanks for giving to the food bank, Christmas Is, Toys for Tots and adopting families. As always, the Elks provided breakfast with Santa, at no cost. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
Ralph Nahigian December 21, 2013 at 05:46 PM
Reasonable taxpayer. U paint youself as a total loser with your comments. You dont deserve to live in coventry our drive your car throught it. If we dont already use part of our taxes to support you we probably will some day. Go back in your hole until the next article about the ccfd. Leave this to thankfull wishes to the kids.
kim jutras December 21, 2013 at 08:33 PM
We live in Sherwood valley and we have seen santa a few years in a row. Bake cookies for all the guys on the truck... So upset that it was a NO SHOW this year - had 4 disappointed children waiting for him,!!!!!!! Why didn't you come????? Why would you change and not come through!!!!
Reasonable Taxpayer December 22, 2013 at 10:06 AM
Breaking News (from my hole) Santa came through my neighborhood but just waved.....No Candy this year......we payed for the fuel...you would figure that the union could stop by BJ's and pick up a few bags of candy
kristen December 22, 2013 at 10:25 AM
here's a thought... why not have Santa go to the firehouse instead ?? and save money for fuel?? and save the rest of us the aggravation of hearing sirens for 2 hrs while he laps around the neighborhood thinking there is some catastrophic accident going on around the block??
Richard Collins Jr December 22, 2013 at 10:26 AM
Are you kidding me? No candy? What more would you like, can we cook you a 3 course meal? Do your laundry? Please what more can we do?! Unreal!!!
Richard Collins Jr December 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM
And I believe no Sherwood valley because that was the night of the fire, it happens.
kristen December 22, 2013 at 10:33 AM
then they can actually meet Santa, would just make more sense.. Santa rides a sled with deer not a piece of tax payer equipment that costs a bunch to operate. The town is to strapped to justify this expense with all the non payments of fire-tax and over all lack of funds, is it really justifiable that they continue doing this each year? also, if your kid is let down because santa didnt drive around the neighborhood than damn what a let down the rest of its life will be...
kim jutras December 22, 2013 at 10:40 AM
The fire was Friday not yesterday? We could hear the truck at Wood estates
coventry taxpayer 2 December 22, 2013 at 12:36 PM
Right wing idiots never let up do they?? Cry about everything, crawl back in your hole till after Christmas will you!
coventry taxpayer 2 December 22, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Quick thought The Grinch and Scrooge right -wing ???
mad hatter December 22, 2013 at 12:58 PM
this thread is officially out of control..
Dave Henry December 22, 2013 at 01:11 PM
If anyone has not been visited by Santa. Please Call: Patricia (401) 828-4831 Fred (401) 826-0118 or John (401) 828-8700 They can get the truck with Santa to you for a visit! If you need a tree come to Henry's Free Christmas Trees on the 23 rd Located on Seven Mile Road. Merry Christmas to All !
Harry Hood December 22, 2013 at 01:14 PM
i agree with mad hatter....you people are insane. get off your computer and go get some fresh air. Wow!
Cynthia Wells December 22, 2013 at 05:02 PM
what happened to westwood estates?? we got skipped last year too :(
joannegriffing December 26, 2013 at 11:06 AM
Thank you CFD you made our night!!! Pictures were taken and we'd love to see them! Where are they posted? Thank you again you guys ROCK!!!!

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