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 Annual Events & Programs
Sponsored by the Jay Focus Group

The Jay Area Food Shelf is under the auspices of the Jay Focus Group & serves the towns of Jay, Lowell, North Troy, Troy & Westfield. More Info...... 

Never too early to plan for 2024 House Decorating Contest. Open to residents in Jay, Lowell, North Troy, Troy & Westfield. Plus online voting.

Annual Jay Focus Group FUNdraiser
50's - 60's Sock Hop

Sat., July 27, 2024
Windy River Farm Barn, Westfield

Annual Cow Plop held during JCRC Octoberfest raises funds for JFG Scholarships. 

Annual Town of Jay Tree Lighting, Santa & Mrs Claus Visit & Caroling. 

Jay Focus Group Video was produced by Dustin Beloin of North Country Union High School in 2019 for a Jay Focus Group Newport Rotary Club project. Describes many of our programs and how they help area children   

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The Jay Focus Group annually supports:

Jay Area Food Shelf
Green Mountain Farm to School
Hope on the Slope/Jay Peak
Newport Rotary Club of Newport, VT
Knights of Columbus "Coats for Kids" for the Jay Area Food Shelf
Local Halloween & Christmas Activities in Jay & Westfield 
Jay/Westfield Elementary School Operation Back Pack
Joshua House Inc

BigBrothersBigSisters NEK VT

  North Country Career Center Person Care Closet 

NCCC Skills USA

 

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Operation Back to School spearheaded by Deb Talty gives new back packs & school supplies to kids in need at start of each school year.

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To create a sense of community spirit and belonging, and to extend a warm welcome to new home/landowners in the town of Jay, the Jay Focus Group has established the Jay Welcome Bag project. We send postcards inviting the new home/landowners to come to town hall (so they know where it is!), present the postcard to the town clerk (so they know who she is!) and pick up their welcome bag.  This bag includes items such as  a slurp of syrup, a coupon for a free coffee at the Jay Country Store, our Jay Annual Report, information about Green Up Day and a Green Up Bag, the Jay Community Recreational Centre map, information on the Jay Focus Group, a Northland Journal and various area business cards.   We consider this project a success, as more than 20% of those approximately 100 new folks came in and claimed their gift.  Our Town Clerk has used the time to remind folks about dog licensing, voter registration, etc. 

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The Jay Focus Group collaborates with the Town of Jay Green Up Day Coordinator, Sally Rivard,  to assist in publicity, and in providing snacks and other support as needed. 

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The Jay Community Recreational Centre (JCRC), originally called the Jay Land Trust, hosts an annual trail cleanup day at which Jay Focus Group members provide support in registration, food, water, snack distribution
 and trail clean up. The Jay Focus Group also supports the JCRC with an annual donation and as a conduit to grants
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