Foxboro Jaycees Timeline

1960s…

1960-1961 Mansfield Jaycees extend to Foxboro, Charter presented January 18, 1961

1961-1962 Jaycee Wives are formed, WISE FOX is named

1962-1963 Chapter begins work on Hockey Rink, and organizes Candidates Night. Gerald Rodman selected D.S.A. winner

1965-1966 First Miss Foxboro Pageant: Renee Montague is first Miss Foxboro

1966-1967 First State Officer from Foxboro elected, and chapter receives first of four consecutive Blue Chips (award for well rounded, healthy chapter organizations)

1967-1968 Chapter hosts District Meeting

1968-1969 Books are moved into new Boyden Library; Chapter awards first J.C.I. Senatorship

1970s…

1970-1971 Bandstand construction begins on the Common and Tenth Anniversary celebrated

1971-1972 Bandstand completed

1973-1974 First Life Membership Award (runs annually for 29 years)

1975-1976 First Annual Pancake Breakfast – will run for 29 years

1978-1979 Foxboro Bicentennial Marathon weekend, Miss Foxboro Bicentennial

1980s…

1980-1981 20th Anniversary celebrated.

1983-1984 Dexter Building Project at Foxboro State School

1984-1985 Korean-Vietnam Memorial Donation

1985-1986 Camp Lincoln Hill Dining Room Repair

1986-1987 Baseball dugout repairs (Booth), Bandstand Repairs, Taylor School Playground, First Christmas Tree Sales

1987-1988 Pancake Breakfast place mats begin

1989-1990 First Haunted House at Payson Road, will continue at that location until 1998

1990s

1990-1991 Fences and benches at Burrell School

1991-1992 30th Anniversary Banquet

1991: First two concerts on the Common 

1992 Foxboro Jaycees refurbish the Foxboro Common Nativity Set and take ownership of storage, care, and setting up / taking down each Christmas season.

1992-1993 Camp Lincoln Hill Office Repair, First Foxboro Jaycees Solo Haunted House Fruit Baskets for Discretionary Fund

1992: Both concerts on the Common rained out

1993: First FULL season of concerts on the common with multiple shows; project continues to this day

1993-1994 Road Race for Chuck McFadden

1994-1995 Booth Playground Recreational Building, Road Race for Midget Football & Men’s Softball League (Ernie George Field)

1997-1998 Igo School Scoreboard, SFCC Tables

1997-1998 Foxboro Jaycees web site launched

1999-2000 First State President Elected

1999-2000 Jaycee Haunted House Moves to Camp Lincoln Hill

2000s…

2000-2001 Foxboro Jaycee Build the Bill Hyland Memorial Rink, Foxboro Jaycees on the cover of the Little Green Book

2001-2002 40th Anniversary Celebration, September 11 One Month Later Candlelight Vigil, Foxboro Common Sign Renovation, New Jaycee Website completely redesigned, First Mini-Haunt at Walpole Mall

2002-2003 One year later September 11th Memorial

2003-2004 First Doolittle Home Auction

2004-2005 Electrical Common Upgrade, First team for Relay for Life. Final Pancake Breakfast (29 years!)

2004: Final Jaycee Haunted House at Camp Lincoln Hill prior to buildings demolition

2005: Final Haunted House at Walpole Mall

2005-2006 Literacy Challenge with Foxboro Regional Charter School

2006: 5th anniversary 9/11 Memorial

2006-2007 Haunted House in conjunction with Orpheum Theater, started book drive to Dana Farber Cancer Institute

2007-2008 Final Foxboro Jaycees Haunted House; project ends after 19 years.

2007-2008 First Craft/Vendor Fair, started DVD drive for Veterans. 

2011-2012 10th anniversary 9/11 Memorial

2010s…

2011-2012 Jaycees resurrect national Family Night Out against crime and drugs to huge success

2014-2015 First Community holiday tree lighting

2014-2015 Road Race Returns

2014-2015 Jaycees swear in 24 new members and hold 84 projects – a new record!

2015-2016: Jaycees work with town officials to create “Darkness to Light” Program to protect children

2014-2015: Foxboro Jaycees web site counter reaches one quarter million unique visits

2015-2016: Foxboro Jaycees networking meeting/social with Foxboro Rotary and Foxboro Lions

2016-2017: Foxboro Jaycees work with Foxboro Lions to purchase a new costume for Sparky the Fire Dog mascot

2016-2017: Foxboro Jaycees Bylaw change established to being accepting teen associate members ages 13-17 who transition to regular members on their 18th birthday

2017-2018: Foxboro Jaycee Web Site hits 300,000 unique visits.  New Jaycee Website completely redesigned.  Jaycee Instagram and Twitter Accounts launched.

2017-2018: In response to acts of hatred across America, Foxboro Jaycees hold A night of friendship – stand united against hate 2017 with 200 attendees in a kid-friendly community event held 8/21/2017

2017-2018: Foxboro Jaycees hold their first AUTUMN Vendor Fair in 2017 as the spring fair has become so popular.

2017-2018: Foxboro Jaycees scholarships return

2019-2020: Foxboro Jaycees initiate “The Stakes Are High” with thousands of flags on Foxboro Common remembering those we have lost to the opiods crisis.

2019-2020: Foxboro Jaycees Begin “Junior Jaycees” program.

2020: First “Kid’s New Year’s Eve” party at Booth Playground

2020:  The Jaycees unveiled the full repair and beautiful restoration of the Nativity set by the artistry of Rev. Brother Donald Wininski, MS of La Salette Shrine Attleboro.

2020: Due to COVID-19 Pandemic Jaycees begin virtual Membership and Board meetings via zoom; Easter Bunny Drives through town while maintaining social distancing, Jaycees create inspirational signs posted around town and continue to help the community every way we can. Despite many cancelations of beloved projects due to restrictions against gatherings and in the interest of public safety, the Jaycees stayed operational and presented many projects, many in different ways [CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS]

2021: The Best is yet to come.

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