Tuesday November 21: The Shelton Jaycees run Food Drive to benefit CT FOOD BANK tops efforts throughout Fairfield and New Haven Counties. As part of STAR 99.9 & CT Food Banks “Thanksgiving for All” food drives, donations were collected in front of Stop & Shop supermarkets in Westport, Shelton, Milford & Danbury. The magnificent work of the Shelton Jaycee in promotion, road signs, and day of volunteers, helped deliver an 11% increase in cash and a 16% increase in food donations this year. The Shelton drive topped the list with 252 frozen turkeys, and finished second with 4,782 pounds of food, and $3,473 of cash collected. Project Chairman, Jim Nissen says “This year we beat Westport by 65 Turkeys! We were only 10% behind Westport in food donations. Next year we’re going for best 2 out of 3!” With the help of donations throughout the 2006 holiday season CT Food Bank was able to provide over 350,000 meals. Donations can be made to the CT Food Bank by visiting their website http://www.ctfoodbank.org
Hope Starts Here
Sunday October 15:
The Shelton Jaycees, a local non-profit community group, helped make the American Cancer Societyï¿½s 13th annual Westport Making Strides against Breast Cancer a huge success! This yearï¿½s walk was amazing in many ways. The event raised over $502,000 to help fund research, education, advocacy efforts, and support services for breast cancer patients and their families. Participants celebrated cancer survivorship with more than 260 survivors, honoring them with a celebratory breakfast prior to the walk. This show of support and encouragement means the world to people who have fought, or are currently fighting, the battle against cancer. Thank you does not begin to express the deep appreciation and gratitude felt. All of this could not have been done this without the tremendous dedication and support of the community, the volunteers, the participants, and the sponsors. Donations can still be made on the walkï¿½s Web site. Participants, if you have additional cash, checks, or company match forms please, please mail them to:
American Cancer Society – MSABC
372 Danbury Road Wilton, CT 06897
IN SPITE OF A RAIN-OUT ON ORIGINAL SHOW DATE – SPIRITS NOT DAMPENED Sunday Sept. 10th: The Shelton Jaycees, a local non-profit community group, held their 18th Annual Car Show. Although the original August 27th event date was rained out, their Car Show held on Sunday September 10th was a great success. Over a hundred Show Cars attended and hundreds of dollars were raised for the Shelton Jaycees community fundraiser.
The ‘Best in Show‘ winner was Ken Stebbins’ 1942 Packard Convertible.
The ‘Frank Eldredge Best Unrestored Original‘ was Paul Mcloughlin’s 1950 Chevrolet Deluxe.
The ‘Peoples Choice‘ award winner was Bill George’s 1990 Chevrolet Corvette.
The ‘Car Owners Choice‘ award winner was Mike Carrafallo 1967 Chevelle Super Sport.
Celebrating 52 Years of Community Service, The Shelton Jaycees offer men and women 21 – 40 an opportunity to make a difference, and develop contacts and friendships that last a lifetime. Members volunteer as much or as little as they want, and only at activities that interest them. Call (203) 261-8185 or visit us on the web at www.sheltonjaycees.org ### The Jaycees are also known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Started in 1920 in St. Louis MO, the organization has grown to involve millions of people around the world. There are currently 20 local chapters in CT and each one develops their own program of events based on local interests and needs. We provide people between the ages of 21 and 40, an opportunity for personal and professional development through community service and organizational involvement. Members network with other aggressive young people, take part in worthwhile projects, fulfil a need for personal growth, and contribute to society. For more about the history of the Jaycees, look for us on the web at www.usjaycees.org