For over 50 years the Cranford Jaycees have combined networking, community activity, individual development, and training while making friends for life. Participating in volunteer community events, establishing rewarding friendships and professional contacts, and the gratification of servicing humanity are just a few of the member benefits.

Throughout the year, the Cranford Jaycees hold many events to raise funds that go towards the Jaycees Scholarship Fund. Additionally, the Jaycees are frequently called upon to assist with man power to help run an event in the town. We work with the Chamber of Commerce and the Girl Scouts in decorating of the Town Christmas Tree. We also work with the Cranford Recreation Department with the annual Township Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Drop.

Jaycees Events


Cranford Blood Drive

Saturday, September 29th 10:30am - 3:00pm

Cranford Community Center - 220 Walnut Ave

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Cranford Jaycees Oktoberfest

Saturday, October 6

5:00pm - 10:00pm @ Union County College

21+ Event

Proceeds benefit the Cranford First Aid Squad

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Great Pumpkin Carve-Out

Saturday, October 20th @ Hanson Park

Carved pumpkin contest - Open to all ages!

10am - 3pm: Drop-off
3pm: Judging Begins

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Brian Jenkins Memorial Halloween Parade

Sunday, October 20

1:00pm: Gathering and Registration @ Cranford Community Center
1:30pm: Judging
2:00pm: Parade
2:30pm: Pumpkin Chunkin @ Fire Department Gazebo

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What We Do

Throughout the year, the Cranford Jaycees are involved in many community focused events. These events include the town Halloween parade, the holiday tree trimming and lighting, pancake breakfast and the Firecracker 4 mile road race to name a few.

The proceeds from these fundraisers apply directly to the Cranford Jaycees Scholarship fund and other community based organizations.

Interested in joining?

If you're interested in joining or have any questions, email us at info@cranfordjaycees.org or stop by a general meeting. Meetings are held the second Thursday of every month (September - May).

What the Jaycees has to offer you

  • Making life long friends with others in the community
  • Giving back to the community through volunteer work
  • Develop yourself and your skills both personally and professionally
  • Recognition and business interaction with others in the area