Foxboro Jaycees Timeline


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


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


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


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


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


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: 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.

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