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Upcoming Events

  • Monthly BOD/Planning Meeting

    We’re starting a brand new Jaycees group in 2015!

    Open to all people between 21 & 40, it’s a great way to actively support your favorite causes, make a meaningful difference and make some new friends.

    Be a part of a new generation of Shelton Jaycees! Join our Facebook Group, or keep an eye on this site for upcoming open-house events.

    To be involved in event planning, come to a planning meeting. We meet every second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 till 9 pm.  Facebook us or use our web site contact page to let us know you’ll be there, and we’ll save you a seat.

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  • 51st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair

    ArtsandCraftsFairImageOn behalf of the Shelton Jaycees and our alumni group, the Geese & Bear club, We’re excited to invite you to our 51st Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Sunday June 7th, 2015. This year’s rain date is on June 15th.

    Always on the Huntington Green, this all-volunteer run event has grown into an established community tradition kicking off the summer season in Fairfield County.

    This year’s show advertising will include five billboards supplementing over 100 corrugated plastic campaign-style signs placed at major intersections. Print promotion will be in The Connecticut Post, The New Haven Register, The Shelton Weekly and The Huntington Herald in addition to radio & cable TV listings. Web promotion will include a dedicated Arts and Crafts Fair Page on our main web site in addition to our Annual Arts & Crafts Fair Facebook page!

    Special note for new exhibitors: We’re serious about diversity being the hallmark of our fair and we limit the number of exhibitors in each craft category to 3. Our fair is a juried event and cash prizes are awarded. Items must be your own hand crafted pieces or original artwork pieces.

    Please download and print our application and return it to us along with a description of your work and some photographs. We need to see your work, your work in progress and your work space. If you have exhibited with us before, you don’t need to enclose the photographs.

    Our best source of new participants has always been word of mouth referrals. We feel our tradition of having a high quality diverse group of exhibitors is so important we’re offering past exhibitors a $5 registration rebate if they refer a new (non-jewelry) exhibitor. If the “New” referral is accepted, and is either brand new to our fair or has not exhibited at our fair in over three years, both the past exhibitor and the new referral will receive a $5 registration rebate on the morning of the event. Why must it be a new non-jewelry exhibitor you ask? The answer is because we routinely have to deny dozens upon dozens of jewelry exhibitors each year. Our jewelry categories just fill up too fast!

    When referring a new exhibitor you can either photocopy an application, or send them to this web site where they can download their own application . Or you can just have them give us a phone call so we can mail them a paper application. A referral section is on the application.

    This year we’re offering our Arts & Crafts Exhibitors an “Early Bird Rate” of $59 when your application is postmarked by April 15th, 2015. To qualify for the regular pre-registered price of $69, your application must be postmarked no later than May 25th, 2015. All Food Vendors must pre-register by May 25th and the fee remains constant at $79. Sending your application in early will help ensure your acceptance.

    Please include your check or money order with your application.

    Any photos we receive will be returned to you within 10 days along with a confirmation letter. Even if you are not able to participate in 2015, please complete the application and return it to us so we can keep you on our mailing list.

    Please send your application to:
    The Shelton Jaycees, Arts and Crafts Fair
    P.O. Box 2334, Shelton, CT 06484

    The application together with our welcome letter and additional details are available to download and print HERE. If you have any questions, just give me a call any time before 10pm. If you can’t reach me right away, you can also call the event vice-chairman from the Geese & Bear club, Jim Nissen at (203) 521-2498.

    We’re looking forward to another beautiful and profitable day for everyone!


    Kate Jager,
    2015 Arts & Crafts Fair Chairman
    (203) 623-6698


    ArtsandCraftsFairImage2Directions to the Huntington Green

    From Route 8 South Bound
    Get off exit 14.
    End of ramp, take left onto Howe Ave. (Route 110)
    Take first Right onto Kneen St.
    Next light take right onto Coram Ave.
    Follow Coram Ave. to end. (Plumb Library)
    Take left at stop Sign
    Follow Route 108, go 3.2 miles to Huntington Center. The Huntington Green will be on your left.

    From Route 8 North Bound
    Get off exit 11.
    End of ramp, take left.
    Go straight. (Huntington Rd. becomes Huntington St.) 3.2 miles.
    At Huntington Center, road will divide by a fire house.
    After the fire house, stay in the left lane and the Huntington Green will be on your left.

    If you prefer to use mapquest.com or a GPS device, look up the intersection of Huntington Street & Shelton Avenue, Shelton CT 06484.


    ArtsandCraftsFairImage3Other information:

    First Prize for Arts is $100. First Prize for Crafts is $75.

    Once again we will have additional volunteers available to help exhibitors set up and take down, deliver lunch orders, and watch booths during bathroom breaks. We will have FREE coffee & FREE pastries available beginning at 8:00am! Exhibitors are entitled to two free cups of coffee and two free pastries per space. If you have special needs please call us as soon as possible so we can help you with them. Call Kate Jager at (203) 623-6698 or Jim Nissen at (203) 521-2498

    Jaycees and Geese & Bear volunteers will arrive at the fair starting at 7:00 am. The registration check in will be at the gazebo starting at 7:15 am. The fair runs from 10 am – 4 pm. Please do not arrive or start to set up before 7:00 am. The Shelton Police are pretty sensitive about this!

    Spaces are 12′ x 12′ square and are first come – first serve. We set the Green up in a ‘race track’ oval. Every space gets the same traffic. The food area & kid’s craft areas will be marked off ahead of time. Please don’t set up there. You will be required to move. Please don’t set up close to the gazebo if you don’t want to want to be near the music and announcements. Any closer than 40 feet may be a little loud.

    The town will not permit any cars on the green itself but you may park along side the Green to unload. After unloading, you are required to immediately remove your vehicle from the perimeter of the green. Parking is available in the Shopping Plaza behind Common Bond Supermarket.


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Posted by Editor On September - 3 - 2007Comments Off

Sunday Aug. 26th: The Shelton Jaycees, a local non-profit community group, held their Annual Car Show & Bazaar. Over a hundred Show Cars attended helping to raise money for important Jaycee community projects. The ‘Best in Show‘ winner was a Ford Model A owned by Jim Romanella. The ‘Frank Eldredge Best Unrestored Original‘ was a 1963 Caddi series 62 owned by Brian Hensen. The ‘Peoples Choice‘ award winner was a Ford Model T owned by Joe Giordano. He’s 17. The ‘Car Owners Choice‘ award winner was Vette owned by Dave Taylor. Photo not available yet. This event is one of four community fundraisers the Shelton Jaycees run each year. Funds raised help the Jaycees run food & clothing drives, sponsor ARC blood drives, support American Cancer Society events, sponsor events for Victims of Domestic Violence, and much more. The Shelton Jaycees appreciate everyone’s support this...  --Continue

SJC’s Impact in 2007

Posted by Editor On June - 2 - 2007Comments Off

Building on momentum from a strong 2006, the Shelton Jaycees midyear review shows aggressive growth. Management Vice President Kate Jager reports results from the first half of 2007 have been very impressive. Annual fundraisers and donation drives have increased substantially. The chapter’s Clothing Drive increased collections 40%. Participation in the Birmingham foundation’s Bowl to Benefit Victims of Domestic Violence increased 50%. Money raised at the Annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale DOUBLED along with the chapter’s corresponding donation to the Pinerock Volunteer Fire Dept. New projects have also exceeded expectations. The chapter’s first ever Earth Day Clean Up involved over 40 volunteers and removed tons of garbage from the shoreline of the Housatonic river. The Shelton Jaycees have hosted the State Jaycee’s ongoing Public Speaking Training at...  --Continue

Food Drive Tops Charts

Posted by Kevin On March - 7 - 2007ADD COMMENTS

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...  --Continue

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 '' 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...  --Continue

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We offer men & women between 21-40 opportunities to meet people and volunteer. It's hands-on Leadership Training through Community Action over and above what's available through the corporate world or other organizations. Members volunteer as much or as little as they like and only at activities that interest them.