2017 Christmas / Holiday / December Projects

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JAYCEE HOLIDAY BANNERS
Throughout December on Foxboro Common and Central Street

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Info: Starting in 2011, the Jaycees are elated to begin a new tradition of placing festive banners around town each December! Look for them in early December!

2017 Chairman: TBA Click here to email chairman


DECORATING THE COMMON
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM on Foxboro Common

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Info: Each December, the Foxboro Jaycees decorate Foxboro Common with bows and wreaths, and place lights on the hedges at the foot of the Common and around the bandstand. The public is invited to help us do the decorating!

2017 Chairman: TBA Click here to email chairman


DECORATING THE COMMON
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2017 at 9:00 AM on Foxboro Common

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Info: Each December, the Foxboro Jaycees set up the Nativity Scene on Foxboro Common, on the bandstand the Jaycees built in 1972. The Jaycees have been doing this since the 1960s, and store the set all year, and repaint, repair, and refurbish it as necessary. The public is invited to help us with the heavy lifting!

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TOWN TREE LIGHTING
Date: TBA at Foxboro Common

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  • Decorate the Common Start off your morning by spending some time with neighbors and friends sprucing up our town for the holidays. Foxborough Common 9:00 a.m. to Noon Join the Jaycees on the common and help decorate our common with lights, bows and garland around the lamp posts
  • Make an Ornament Children are encouraged to create an ornament that can be taken home and placed on their family tree. From 4:00 to 5:00 pm The Boyden Library Sponsored by: Boyden Library and Foxborough Recreation
  • Tree Lighting Ceremony Join us in a celebration of community! Foxborough Common 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Sign a Christmas Tree • Visitors from the North Pole • Carolers • Cookies • Hot Cocoa • Elite Dancers • Candy Canes and more Sponsored by: Foxborough Recreation Foxborough Fire & Rescue Foxboro Jaycees2017 Chairman (Jaycees): Monica Fisler (Click Here To Email)

2017 Jaycee Liason: TBA Click here to email chairman


YANKEE SWAP
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2017 at the GM at South Foxboro Community Center, 7:3o P.M

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Info: At the December general membership meeting (GM), we hold our annual Yankee Swap — a small wrapped gift (no more than $10). It’s silly and a lot of fun! We also take a group picture so be sure to wear your Jaycee shirt!


PROGRESSIVE PARTY (FORMERLY PROGRESSIVE DINNER)
Date: TBA at {Location TBA}

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Info: The Progressive Dinner is the Jaycees formal holiday dinner. We ask for volunteers to cook part of a meal or host part of the night at their home. We dress up, and small groups gather at the “appetizer” house, and small groups of 8 dine at the “dinner” houses. Then the whole chapter gathers at the “dessert” house for dessert, music, and holiday cheer!

2017 Chairman: Andrea Johnstone Click here to email chairman


JAYCEE KID’S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Date: TBA at {Location TBA}

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Info: A party of children of CURRENT Jaycee members.  Parents bring a small wrapped present for their child, and the kids enjoy snacks, activitiesm and a vist with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.

2017 Chairman: TBA Click here to email chairman


CAROLING ON THE COMMON
Date: TBA at {Location TBA}

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Info: Each December, the Foxboro Jaycees invite the town to join us for an evening of Christmas Caroling. The Foxboro High School Christmas Chorus Band, under the direction of Steve Massey, provides the music, and Jaycees bring hot chocolate and cookies. From there, we head to the Doolittle Home to entertain the seniors with our Christmas music.

2017 Chairman: Sharon Hall (Click Here To Email)


ASSIST A KID/ASSIST A SENIOR
Date: TBA at {Location TBA}

Info: We shop for some special gifts for a needy child, and also for a senior.

  • Adopt a Kid chairman: TBA
  • Adopt a Senior chairman: TBA

CHRISTMAS FRUIT BASKETS
Date: TBA at {Location TBA}

We make 250+ baskets of fruit for the needy!

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Info: The Jaycees gather and create 250 baskets of fresh fruit that are delivered with the Foxboro Discretionary fund food boxes to needy families. Since 2010 we have partnered with our friends from Brigham & Women’s / Mass General Health Care Center to make this possible. JAYCEES, FAMILY, FRIENDS, CHILDREN all WELCOME to help! We need to make 250 baskets; c’mon down and help us!

2017 Chairman: TBA Click here to email chairman


DECORATION AND NATIVITY TAKE DOWN
Date: TBA at {Location TBA}

Info: After the holidays are over, the Foxboro Jaycees return to Foxboro Common to take down and store the nativity display, and take down the holiday decorations and lights and put them back into storage. Help is needed! Please let Marc know if you can be there!

2017 Chairman: TBA Click here to email chairman


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RETIRED CHRISTMAS PROJECT PHOTOS

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JAYCEES WITH SANTA AND MRS. CLAUS

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Info: In December 2013 — Bob Hickey, host of the Foxboro Cable Access program, “Foxboro Central,” scored an exclusive interview with Santa and Mrs. Claus, which will air on FCA throughout the season. Jaycee Bob Gillis joined the program and the four discussed the spirit of Christmas, Jaycee activities during the holiday season, and the many opportunities for people to be generous and spread good cheer. (With special thanks to Ed Groh and Laureen House for contacting Santa and Mrs. Claus and arranging for them to be there!)


2014-deco-common-023“Service To Humanity Is The Best Work of Life.”

What makes the Foxboro Jaycees so special? Well, what other group gets a selfie from the real Santa and Mrs. Claus?What makes the Foxboro Jaycees so special? Well, what other group gets a selfie from the real Santa and Mrs.Claus?

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