The Burr Homestead - Fairfield, CT
Saturday December 8, 2018 10am-4pm
Sunday December 9, 2018 10am-2pm
For the 33rd year, Santa will make a special stop at Fairfield’s historic Burr Homestead to mingle with visitors of all ages and spread holiday cheer with the help of some very special elves.
“A Visit to Santa’s House” has consistently raised thousands of dollars for charity. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the JWC’s Scholarship Program, as well as, the club’s new hyper-local charitable partner, The Friends of the Fairfield Public Library, with the aim of helping to reinstate the beloved One Book One Town, a program that has been in place for 10 years.
Advance Tickets are $7 for Adults and Children ages 2 and up.
Tickets are available at Flash Pointe Dance, Giant Steps Toy Store, Hobby Town USA, Magic Beans, Saugatuck Sweets (Fairfield and Westport locations), EventBright and from JWC Members.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $10.
Friday December 7, 2018 6-9 pm
A special presentation of The Nutcracker from our presenting sponsor, Flash Pointe Dance, will excite both children and adults.
In addition to an extended 40-minute performance of the classic holiday ballet, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance to pass out cookies.
Holiday Trivia Night
Thursday December 6 at 7:30pm
The Junior Women’s Club along with sponsor, Fairfield Craft Ales, will host an Adults Only Holiday Trivia Night.
This new event is a chance for adults to enjoy the Burr Homestead dressed for the holidays and to test their knowledge of seasonal facts while sipping local brews and light refreshments.
Wednesday November 14, 2018
7:30 P.M. at the Burr Homestead
The Junior Women’s Club of Fairfield has been serving the Fairfield Community for over 50 years!
Through our sponsorship of various social and personal enrichment programs for women and children, as well as the presentation of fun, family-oriented fundraisers – such as Touch-a-Truck and “A Visit to Santa’s House”, the Fairfield JWC is well established as a respected community group.
Through the years, the Fairfield JWC has donated more than $400,000 to dozens of local groups through its C.A.R.E Program, most recently to King’s Pantry. In addition, the Fairfield JWC awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors through its Scholarship Program.
Open to women in Fairfield and surrounding towns, the JWC is a non-profit organization that gives members the chance to make new friends while giving back to the greater community.
President ~ Jen Hinkle
VP's of Membership ~
Barbara Fallon & Valerie Graf
Treasurer ~ Jane Corbett
Secretary ~ Shana Wiswell
CARE Committee Co-Chairs ~
Cheryl Eustace & Diane Stocker
Service & Social Chair ~ Diane Stocker
Hospitality/Sunshine Co-Chairs ~
Pheroza Parashar & Caryn Mirgorodsky
Publicity Chair ~ Vicky Siewert
The JWC CARE Partnership was created so that the JWC and its members could build meaningful connections with charitable organizations for a significant period of time and assist these organization to fulfill and meet their mission and goals. Each year, the JWC looks for a partner with which we can form an integral relationship, partnering on causes, events and activities over the course of the year. The year-long partnership is culminated with the awarding of a monetary donation consisting of funds raised through the JWC’s annual holiday event, A Visit to Santa’s House.
The JWC CARE Committee is responsible for selecting the club’s charitable partner for the year and for liasing with the charity partner throughout the year on the organization’s projects and activities.
We are pleased to announce our new C.A.R.E. Partnership with Friends of Fairfield Public Library!
Alpha Community Services YMCA
Cardinal Shehan Center – JWC Girl’s Zone
The Thomas Merton Center
Major Fundraisers Annual "A Visit to Santa's House" - Historic Burr Homestead is transformed into Santa's own house each year during the holidays, allowing young guests the opportunity to meet Santa, share a cookie with Mrs. Claus, sing holiday carols and more! Proceeds from this event go to our charitable partner which we select as a club each year.
Touch-a-Truck - A hands-on activity for kids and parents (all ages) to experience their favorite trucks by climbing into the driver's seat, honking the horn and pretending to steer! Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit the club's high school scholarship program.
Town Spelling Bee - Classroom winners from Fairfield's 5th grades compete in an annual town Spelling Bee!
Various Community Service Events
Grants & Scholarships CARE Partnership - Each year, the JWC chooses a local non-profit organization as a partner to receive the proceeds from our largest fundraiser - "A Visit to
Santa's House" - and to coordinate non-monetary activities throughout the year that directly benefit the charity's clients.
Scholarship Program - The JWC has awarded over $75,000 in scholarships since 1992. To qualify, high school students must have a GPA of 3.4 or higher, demonstrate a financial need and a record of community service.
March 2, 2015 - Fairfield JWC Celebrates its 50th Birthday
The Junior Women's Club of Fairfield turns 50 in 2015! The club was formed in 1965 for the general purpose of performing civic-minded projects and has continued this mission for the past five decades.
The Fairfield JWC, currently boasts a team of approximately 30 women of varying ages, backgrounds, and talents.
JWC offers opportunities for personal enrichment, leadership experience and social interaction. Our members enjoy all the perks of our organization's friendship, support, and loyalty. Our membership is growing at a steady pace. With this growth, we have been able to accomplish more, and have a larger impact upon our community.
Why should you join the JWC?
*Be part of an organization that gives back to the community
*Make lasting friendships with other women interested in community service
*Enjoy social activities with friends
*Utilize your special skills, talents and leadership ability to benefit the community
Who is eligible to join the JWC?
Any woman in Fairfield and its neighboring towns who is 18 or over is welcome.
What are the annual dues?
The dues are currently $50 per year, due at the beginning of each calendar year.
When does the JWC meet?
With few exceptions, the General Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:30 P.M in the Osborn Hill Elementary School Library located at 760 Stillson Road,
Fairfield, CT 06824.
P.O. Box 1092 Fairfield, CT 06825, United States