The Silvermine Community Association is an active neighborhood association. We hope you will join us as a member. Silvermine is a picturesque and historic combination of portions of three towns – New Canaan, Norwalk and Wilton.
Here’s what’s happening:
- Spring Pancake Breakfast
Pancakes with the Easter Bunny!
On Saturday,April 12th, the Easter Bunny will host the 25th Annual SCA Pancake Breakfast! The best breakfast in town will be served in the cafeteria of the Silvermine School on Perry Avenue. Flapjacks start flipping at 8 a.m. and the syrup keeps flowing until 11 a.m. Admission is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children.
The Pancake Breakfast is a great opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones, catch up on the neighborhood news, or just escape the winter blahs! There will be games and face painting for the kids, too! So, stop in for a stack of cakes and stay for a cup of coffee. Bring the gang and don’t forget to stay for the Special Membership Drawing!
Special Membership Drawing
All you have to do is to pay your 2014 membership dues before the drawing at the Pancake Breakfast on April 12th to win the Heating Oil and other great prizes!
Support the Pancake Breakfast with an Ad
The SCA prints a placemat which is used by all who join us for breakfast. It is a great way to promote your business or show your neighborly support of the Silvermine Community. We offer three levels of ads. Please consider purchasing one today. 100% of the money received through advertising is used to fund the 2014 Silvermine Scholarship. Click below to buy your ad now using PayPal or a credit card. You will be contacted for ad copy once your order is received. Don’t delay! Last year’s placemat was sold out.
- Scholarship Applications Due May 18th
50 Years of Silvermine Scholarship
The Silvermine Community Association has been awarding scholarships to community residents for 55 years. More than 300 high-school seniors have been helped on their way to higher education through this unique neighborhood program.
In past years, the individual scholarship awards have ranged from $250 to $3,000. Each year, based on the number of applicants and their qualifications, the number of scholarship recipients varies. Generally there are between three and six recipients.
- Silvermine’s 1947 Fire Engine
Back in the 1940′s, when Silvermine had it’s own zipcode, the Silvermine Volunteer Fire Company was founded by residents. Headquartered in a barn, the company was informally organized and covered parts of Norwalk, Wilton, and New Canaan. They were not officially recognized as part of the Connecticut State Fireman’s Association but were recognized in each of the three towns they served. The company became inactive in the 1960s and later disbanded.
The Silvermine Fire Engine, a 1947 Ford, is a proud reminder of the strength of the Silvermine volunteers. You’ll see it from time to time at Silvermine Community Membership drives and most certainly, every year, on Christmas Eve when Santa arrives at the Silvermine Tavern.
Meet the Chief
Enjoy the interview below with Bing Ventras, our Chief, and Bruce Cruikshank, the primary mechanic who lovingly restores and keeps the engine on the road.
- Join SCA for 2014
Many of the events such as Santa at the Tavern and the Annual Pot Luck Dinner are members-only. Don’t miss out on any of these great opportunities to meet your neighbors and share time with friends. Please join or renew today. You will also be able to choose ways you want to get involved as a volunteer in one of the many activities and events. Join Now.