HISTORY OF THE FIREBELLES
On July 24, 1973, a group of women led by Marie Conti and Marilyn Goodwin organized the Firebelles as a women’s auxiliary for the LOP volunteer fire department.
The purpose was to help provide necessities for the firefighters. Agnes Wolfe says she was one of seven women at the meeting, and that she was the one who proposed the name Firebelles. After the establishment of the Higgins Fire Protection District and the disbanding of the LOP volunteer fire department in the early 1980s, the group turned its attention to LOP Association needs not covered by the budget.
Today the Firebelles, a club of friendship and social interaction, organize numerous fundraising events that benefit the entire community. (“Lake of the Pines History, Legend & Lore” by Jan Townsend, p.131.)
We are currently a group of over 200 ladies!
WHO WE ARE
We are women of ALL ages, who reside at LAKE OF THE PINES.
WHAT WE DO
We create fun and entertaining events such as Bunco and Casino nights, fashion shows and Spring Home Tour. These events generate funds to provide enhancements to our LOP community.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE
Since 1990, the Firebelles have donated over $425,000 towards items for our community which include window shades, decor, and landscaping for the new clubhouse. We also provided lighting for tennis courts and playground equipment for our children and much more.
WHEN WE MEET
General Membership Meetings
Firebelles luncheons for our General Membership are held on the third Thursday of each month, at 11:00am to 2:00pm, excluding July and August.
Firebelles Board meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 1:00pm to 2:00pm.