West Fairlee Community Clubhouse

Photo of the clubhouse The West Fairlee Community Club was founded in 1918 and was initially called the Mother’s Club. The Club’s mission as stated in the founding charter was “to support our local community by organizing social activities to bring neighbors together, by providing educational opportunities to our members to strengthen our effectiveness, and by giving of our time and resources to community members in need.”

Photo of the 
school house

In the 1930s, the Club bought from the town of West Fairlee the abandoned little brick one-room schoolhouse built in 1804 for $1 plus a promise to insure and maintain the building.

Over the years, the Women’s Club members and their families did much volunteer work to maintain the building and keep its commitment to the town. They hosted many events during the summer months which included whist parties, a rummage sale (which transitioned into West Fairlee Center Home Day), and coffee socials after the Sunday Evening Church Service.

Today the “club” – a somewhat dated term which used to mean something a tad less pretentious than it does today, but which the members after much debate to retain for reasons of historical continuity – is open to all genders and especially welcomes families. The Club sponsors a variety of activities both for fun and for community service.

Ice Cream Social & Blessing of the Animals

The West Fairlee Center Church and the West Fairlee Community Club jointly host this time honored event.

August 14, 2022

The Sugar Shack ice cream in bowls and cups were topped with delicious home-made fixings; including granola, walnut pieces, maple syrup, blueberry and chocolate sauces, fudge brownie bites and crumbles, sprinkles, whipped cream, cherries, cookies and more. There were bubbles, books and puzzles, "boards and bricks", tours of the Clubhouse and future project. New neighbors and old friends shared the festive day together. At one point we counted 83 people! MORE

August 22, 2021

On Sunday, August 22 West Fairlee Center came alive with its annual Ice Cream Social and Blessing of the Animals. The Church and the West Fairlee Community Club jointly host this time-honored event at the crossroads of Middlebrook Rd and Bear Notch Road.

The festivities began at Nate’s Sugar Shack. Nate Pero served up Ice cream for Sundaes as well as Maple Frappes and Maple Cotton Candy. Club servers added yummy chocolate and/ or blueberry sauce, brownie bits, whipped cream, nuts, sprinkles, and cherries for the top. Young and old enjoyed an afternoon of old fashioned fun. Children danced between the bubbles coming from Annie Puciloski’s soap bubble station.

July 14, 2019

August 12, 2018

ice cream social

July 9, 2017

The 2017 photos were taken by Violetta Faulkner. These wonderful pictures are her gift to the community. For more photos of the Ice Cream Social and Blessing of the Animals, click here. For print quality photos, email Violetta at v.faulkner.studio@gmail.com .

ice cream social

July 31, 2016