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Fairmead community events hosted by Fairmead Community & Friends

Fairmead Celebrates Black History Month

At Fairmead Community & Friends February 22, 2016 community meeting more than 20 Fairmead community children ages 6 years to 14 years old performed a brief presentation to recognize African American individuals who played an important part in our history. All children who participated received an award of books, pencils and treats.

Guest speakers/Fairmead residents included Fred Gaines, Bob Tate, Yolanda Bustillos-Gomez and Barbara Brown Steele. The speakers shared their happy remembrances of living in the Fairmead community years ago. They also shared their wisdom of the importance of going to school, working hard and being proud of the community they live in.

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Fairmead resident Betty Williams presented the poem “The Negro Mother” by Langston Hughes. Fairmead Friend Crystal Fletcher lead the group in singing the official National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by James Weldon Johnson.

20160222_183408 20160222_185834 Dinner was a potluck of Southern dishes made by Fairmead residents and Fairmead Community & Friends and prepared for more than 80 community guests.

Community Flea Market • June 6, 2015

Join us at our Fairmead Community Flea Market Fundraiser!

One man’s trash is another man’s Flea Mkt flyer 6-6-15treasure!
MAKE MONEY SELLING those items hanging around your house you really don’t want any more OR BUY more to add to your collection. $ 5 vendor spaces. Call for more details.

Great deals! Delicious Food!

Proud to Serve the Community!

FREE Clothing Giveaway

Sat. April 18, 2015 • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm “Women of Faith” and Fairmead Community & Friends will be hosting a free clothing and small household items giveaway at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church – 22491 Fairmead Blvd. in Fairmead.

FREE hot dogs and other goodies too! If you would FREElike to donate gently used clothing for kids, men and women or need more info, please contact Barbara (559) 665-0848Women of Faith.

Fairmead Community & Friends at the Interfaith Intercultural Festival • January 29, 2015

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!

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It’s another Fairmead Flea Mkt!

Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm on Sinclair Dr. 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.

For vendor space reservation and more details email

Join Fairmead Community & Friends for a “Sweetheart of a Deal!”

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 for details.


Christmas Gathering 12/10/11

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.

Thank you to the Chowchilla Elementary School District and principal Terry Barnes at Fairmead Elementary School for allowing us to use their cafeteria for the event.
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December 3, 2011 Bake Sale

Fairmead Community & Friends had sweet success at our December 3rd bake sale. Thank you Elaine Moore, Nettie Amey, Barbara Nelson, Patricia Rosales, (Lisa Alvarez and Victoria Ortiz – from Modesto), for making and donating cakes, pies, breads, candies and tamales to help make this a profitable fundraiser.

Not only did we have a great location setup at the Pilot Travel Gas Station off Hwy 99. But we had the best sales staff any non-profit could have, WE HAD Mr.Tristan Griffin!

Fairmead will be 100 yrs old!



June 2, 2012 Fairmead Community & Friends will be hosting a Centennial Celebration for Fairmead. Join us and plan on staying for the festival after the community parade for a family fun afternoon with a BBQ lunch, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors and a raffle with prizes after the awards ceremony. There will be plenty to enjoy!

Our parade begins at 10:00 am, followed by a festival at the Fairmead Elementary School at 19421 Avenue 22 3/4 in Fairmead. email if you would like to participate in the parade or would like to be a vendor at the festival.

Contact us; we need your ideas, suggestions and support to make this a day our community will be talking about for years to come.