The South Windsor Jaycees Foundation has been monitoring the current situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We have been and will continue to review updates to Governor Ned Lamont Executive Orders, recommendations from the CDC and discussions with local and state health agencies. The Jaycees spend the better part of the year planning to provide an awesome event for the public to enjoy, while supporting many small businesses and giving non-profits and organizations an opportunity to raise funds. With that being said we considering the safety of our patrons, volunteers, vendors and all other fair participants our highest priority. However, as Wapping Fair is not scheduled to open for almost 4 months (Thursday, September 10, 2020) we believe making a decision to not open at this time would be premature. The Wapping Fair is a long standing tradition in South Windsor and with the current situation changing day to day and phase one reopening taking place shortly we want to delay any decision to see the impact these changes have on the restrictions and guidelines in place. A firm deadline for making a decision has not been decided, but we will keep everyone informed through this page and our website Thank you for your continued support of the South Windsor Jaycees Foundation’s Wapping Fair!

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The Wapping Fair has been held in South Windsor every year of its existence, since 1892. Throughout those years the town and community have supported the fair in numerous ways, from helping with setting up the grounds for the fair to reserving the fairgrounds. Help has come from many departments and organizations in town including the Police Department, Fire Department, Parks and Recreation Dept., Public Works and Planning & Zoning.

Community Capital Improvement Projects

Proceeds of the fair are donated to various causes including capital improvements in town. Over the years, the Jaycess have made donations to South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank ($5,000), My Friends Place ($3,000 towards playground), Town of South Windsor ($3,000 to purchase defibrillator), $1,000 for the 2nd level ropes course, $1,000 to the South Windsor Fire Department for modernizing training equipment, $2,500 to the South Windsor Police Department to help fund a new police dog and $200 towards sponsoring a youth basketball team. 

Community Give Back Program  

To help with the ever increasing staffing needs of the fair, the Jaycees implemented the Community Give Back Program. The program provides opportunities for local organizations, groups and teams to raise funds by providing manpower for fair tasks. Over $4,000 is donated annually.  Groups that have benefitted in the past include the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Police Explorers, National Honor Society, PTO's, garden clubs, High School sports teams and more.

Funding of Jaycee Projects

The Wapping Fair is the sole fundraiser for the South Windsor Jaycees. The proceeds go back to the chapter to fund more than 20 community projects conducted throughout the year. Some of our more recognizable events include: Pet Food Drive, Thanksgiving Baskets, Heritage Day and Adopt-A-Family. All of these are conducted annually to benefit people in the community at no cost to the attendees. Every last expense is funded thanks to the success of the Wapping Fair. 
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