An article written by Mark Arax on the effects of the 2014 Fairmead drought.
Photographs by Matt Black
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Fred and Dorothy has made an effort to better the community they live in for many years, and they have always done it with worship, wisdom and respect for others. We’ll miss them.
First African American Ladies Club • 1968
Back row from Left to Right; Ollie B. Tate, Lillie Knott, Elnetta Mitchell, Anna Bell Betrand and Dorothy Williams.
Front row from Left to Right; Barbara Williams, Marlene Amey, Jessie James and Cora Williams. There wasn’t a name for this Fairmead social group of ladies. One name that they thought of was the “Fairmead Improvement Club”.
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You want culture? Joins us at The Madera Coalition for Community Justice’s 19th Annual Interfaith Intercultural Festival on Thurs. January 29th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm at the Madera Fairgrounds. Fairmead Community & Friends will be there with a booth representing Fairmead’s history. It’s a FREE family event with food, music, dance and cultural exhibits!
Michael Eissigner authored a small history book about the first 100 years of our unincorporated community of Fairmead. Michael originally wrote this book for Fairmead’s June 2, 2012 centennial celebration where he donated all future proceeds going towards our community’s improvement projects.
In 1912 the Co-operative Land and Title Company set out to build a model farming community near the center of California. For one hundred years, this unincorporated community of Fairmead has been home to a diverse group of immigrants including African American and Hispanic farm workers. This book chronicles many of the changes during the community’s first century.
Th Chowchilla Elementary School District plans on using this book as a text book as part of a local history project with all 5th graders in the district. Besides being available at on-line booksellers, the book is available through our Fairmead community organization “Fairmead Community and Friends”. Click here to order Fairmead: A Century of Change
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On Saturday June 2, 2012 Fairmead Community & Friends and the community of Fairmead celebrated its centennial with a parade and a family fun festival at Fairmead Elementary School.
We would like to Thank all our Fairmead Friends who helped to make this huge community event possible.
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June 2, 2012 Fairmead Centennial Celebration
Vendor booth application
Parade participant application
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You’re always invited to attend our community meetings every 4th Monday of each month, 6:00 pm at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church located at 22491 Fairmead Blvd. in Fairmead.
Sell your used/new household items, tools, clothes, toys, books, plants, crafts, etc.
Come down to rent a space for $15 and sell all those odds and ends laying around.
If you don’t want to sell items just come that day to eat, browse around and buy more odds and ends.
Fairmead community is right off Hwy 99, 4 miles south of Chowchilla.
Snacks and beverages will be available through Fairmead Community & Friends committee, funds go toward Fairmead’s Centennial events on Saturday, June 2, 2012.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm at Fairmead Elementary School. We’re selling Tacos & Nachos lunches, eat here or get a TO GO plate. We’ll also have a raffle with prizes and fun entertainment. Raffle tickets are $1 each lunches are $3 and $5.
All proceeds go towards Fairmead’s 100th year Celebration on June 2, 2012. Donations greatly appreciated and are tax deductible, email email@example.com for details.
The December 10th Christmas Gathering was a fun event with over 150 residents from the community attending. The Fairmead Elementary band played to entertain our residents for the afternoon, the raffle was exciting especially for the grand prize winner of the 32″ flat screen TV! THANK YOU to Jose Bustillos for stepping up to be our Santa Claus for the Fairmead children.