2022 December / Holiday Foxboro Jaycees Events and Activities!

The Jaycee elves are VERY busy during the holiday season and have many events planned!

 



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DECORATING FOXBORO COMMON
Completed Saturday, November 26, 2022

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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!

 


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NATIVITY SET ON FOXBORO COMMON
Completed Saturday, November 26, 2022

 

 

Each December, the Foxboro Jaycees set up the Nativity Scene (created in the 1940s) on Foxboro Common, on the bandstand the Jaycees built in 1972. The Jaycees have been doing this since the late 1980s, and store the set all year, and repaint, repair, and refurbish it as necessary. 

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2022 HOLIDAY LIGHT CONTEST
December, 2022, CLICK HERE FOR FULL DETAILS!

The Categories / Rules / How To Enter

1.         “Bing Crosby” Award: Most traditional / Classic – Old Fashioned Nostalgia

2.         “Martha Stewart” Award: Elegant – Low-key – Not overdone, not simple, just enough, very tasteful

3.         “Over the Rainbow” Award – Must use ALL colors of the rainbow to be considered: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple

4.         “Toy Land” award: Use of animatronics, air-inflated decorations, things that move, etc.

5.         “The WOW Factor” Award: Most Creative / Original – this can be anything, something different, something special, something unique, something we haven’t seen before, or just a great idea.

6.         “Miracle on 34th Street” Award – Best Decorated Business

7.         “Clark Griswold” Award: Over-The-Top (Most likely to be seen from space) / “Friend of the Electric Company”

8.         The People’s Choice – this is the display the public votes for by sending an email to deco@foxborojaycees.org

(Note: There is no overall “best” award because we feel it defeats the purpose of having categories. A house that looks like Trans-Siberian orchestra with lasers would obviously win “best,” so we have categories where people with different styles / taste / ideas all get to participate

2022 CONTEST WILL START DECEMBER 3, 2022

HOW TO ENTER YOUR HOUSE INTO THE CONTEST:  If you would like to participate, anyone who lives in Foxboro can enter simply by sending an email to deco@foxborojaycees.org and giving your address.    We respectfully request entries from Foxboro Homes/House; this way we do not step on the toes of other town decoration contests.   We ask for a name, street address, email address and phone so we can contact you if you win. EMAIL MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO ENTRY DEADLINE IS SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 at 12:01AM.

WE WILL DRIVE BY AND STOP TO SEE YOUR ENTRY THE EVENINGS OF DECEMBER 18-21 2022.   Jaycee Committee members will look at the homes and businesses entered and take a picture or two.

HOW TO VOTE FOR THE PEOPLE’S CHOICE: We encourage everyone in town to also see the houses and send their “people’s choice” address to deco@foxborojaycees.org   Only houses entered in the contest are eligible so check the list first!   WE REMIND SPECTATORS TO STAY IN THEIR CAR AND NOT WALK AROUND PEOPLE’S YARDS.  DO NOT trespass on private property or disturb any of the displays.     We ask the public to submit votes for the people’s choice award to deco@foxborojaycees.org with a subject of PEOPLE’S CHOICE and a simple, “I nominate [address] as the people’s choice.”

E-MAIL VOTING DEADLINE for “People’s choice” award is also SUNDAY DECEMBER 18 at 12:01AM

Winners will be contacted via email before January 1, 2023 and on Facebook and our Website the same day.

Note: There is no physical prize (except bragging rights, which is pretty cool!)

Send any questions and your entries to deco@foxborojaycees.org

Let’s spread some light and Cheer this Holiday Season…


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ASSIST A KID/ASSIST A SENIOR
 

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


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TOWN TREE LIGHTING
Was Saturday November 26, 2022

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YANKEE SWAP

Will be at the General Membership Meeting at the South Foxboro Community Club Wednesday, December 14 at 7:30 P.M.

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IN-PERSON GM! The return of the Yankee Swap!  For those who partake, it will be a $25 maximum on the mystery gifts. There is no obligation to  participate in the swap if you come to the GM in person. You can enjoy treats and company either way!  Please note, there will be no zoom for this GM, but we will return to Zoom for January.

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CHRISTMAS FRUIT BASKETS
Will be Tuesday December 20 at Saint Mark’s Church Foxboro

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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. This year, we will be gathering at St Mark’s Church to assemble  nearly 250 fruit baskets to be delivered to folks participating in the towns Discretionary Fund Christmas deliveries.  Set up will start at 5 pm with assembly scheduled from 6 to 8pm!

 

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CAROLING ON THE COMMON
Will be Thursday, December 22, 2022 at 6:00PM on Foxboro Common

The annual Foxboro Jaycees Caroling on the Common will be taking place Thursday, Dec. 22nd at 6:00pm.  The Foxborough High Holiday Jazz Band will play their amazing music and direct us as we sing Christmas Carols (songs books and hot cocoa will be provided!)  (Note, due to COVID safety concerns we will NOT head to Doolittle Home afterward to sing as we usually do)   We hope you can come join us!

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DECORATION AND NATIVITY TAKE DOWN
Saturday, January 7, 2023 at 9:00 A.M.

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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! 


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