What is a Feather Party? A great time!

If you’re a local, you probably know what the annual “Feather Party” scene is all about.

While you seldom hear about them in the big city, small towns abound in hosting Feather Parties, and two of the big local celebrations will traditionally be held the next couple of Saturdays.

A Feather Party is a fundraiser, a rousing good time, great snacks and refreshments, a social extravaganza and a chance to win a turkey, slabs of bacon, a 50/50 raffle and a wide range of other prizes.

Why call it a Feather Party?

In the good, old days they actually shot live turkeys at turkey shoots. And at early Feather Party events the prizes were usually something with feathers, such as turkeys, geese, ducks or chickens. These days, a big ham, a slab of ribs or a dressed turkey rules the roost.

A Feather Party is a fun way to raise money, too, and socialize with your neighbors.

The Danbury Township Fire Department will host its 7th annual Feather Party on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Station 2 at 150 S. Bridge Rd. (Route 269), Danbury Township. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the raffles begin at 7 p.m. Ladies are invited.

Any questions? Call 419-798-5219.

The Port Clinton Firefighters Association Inc. is holding its annual Feather Park on Saturday, Nov. 9, a family-friendly event with free admission. It is being held at the Port Clinton Fire Station, 1755 E. State St., Port Clinton.

The doors open at 6 p.m., and partiers can start spinning for prizes at 6:30 p.m. Or check out the baked goods that are for sale, nibble on snacks and popcorn and enjoy refreshments.

Expect a crowd at both Feathery Parties, and a lineup of dedicated firemen. They’ll be glad to see everyone, and the Feather Party helps to fund their good works in the community.

The Port Clinton Firefighters Association has a lot of community events and projects throughout the year. The Feather Party helps make it all possible.

The Danbury Township Fire Department has its eye on a huge construction project that will need financial help, with the township planning to build a new fire station on almost seven acres already purchased on the south side of East Harbor Road (Route 163), just west of Englebeck Road.

The new station will replace the township’s fire stations in the Lakeside area and on Bridge Road.

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