Celebrating 80 years with you!

We’re 80 years young this year, and we’ve spent the year so far giving our customers and the community something to celebrate with us: contests, giveaways, sales, and workshops, to name a few. It’s just our way of saying thank you—to you and this wonderful community where we’ve made our home. JAY-K Lumber logo You who have supported us for these past 80 years, and made us a part of your homes and your lives.

We take that responsibility seriously, and look forward to continuing to make your life easier every day with solutions for your home or business. Please take some time out of your busy schedule to stop by, say hello, and enjoy one of our many anniversary celebration activities!

Join us for these fun activities during our month-long celebration starting on September 30 and running through our big party on October 28!

September 30

Kickoff Celebration



  • Running all day!
  • Weber Genesis II LXS 240 LP gas stainless steel grill (value $999!)*
  • YETI Tundra 125 Cooler (value $549!)*
  • You must be present to win raffle prizes

Great Food and Refreshments

Local Beverages

  • Prospect Falls Winery
  • Woodland Farm Brewery

Food Trucks

  • Wood Pizza truck
  • Grapevine truck
  • Utica Coffee truck
  • Polish Road Show

Music – 2–4pm

  • Stage for employee musical performance: Dana Jerrard
  • Enjoy music from when JAY-K Lumber was founded! (1930s-40s)


  • Marvin Integrity
  • Logix

*Stop in to register. Must be present to win. Drawing will be held at 4:00pm.

October 7

DIY Dog Dish Holder Event

10am – Limited to first 40 people/1 per family

  • Build your own pet feeding station
  • Event is walk-in only (no sign-up) – while supplies last!

Local Pet Adoption Agencies


  • Stevens-Swan Humane Society with dogs to adopt
  • H.A.L.O. cat adoption


  • Herkimer Humane Society with dogs to adopt
  • Kit Cat Rescue with cats to adopt

October 9

Safety Fair


  • New Hartford Fire Department
    • Fire safety
    • Ladder truck
    • Rescue truck
    • Smoke house
  • NYS Police K-9 Demonstration

October 16

Corn Hole Giveaway Drawing

Corn Hole Set

  • Custom built by JAY-K Lumber staff
  • Enter to win here
  • Drawing one lucky winner randomly from all entries
  • No purchase necessary to enter
  • Winner will be notified by email

October 28

80th Anniversary Grand Finale Party
Help us commemorate our anniversary with our biggest celebration of the year!

Comets and Costumes


Halloween Fun – Costume Contest

  • Register in store from 9:45am–10:45am only – Space is limited!
    First 100 kids receive a free draw string tote bag
  • Parade starts promptly at 11:00am
  • Great Prizes!
    • 2 Age Groups: 0-5 Years Old and 6-10 Years Old
    • 2 Categories: Cutest costume and Most Creative costume
    • 3 prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each Category for each Age Group (total of 12 prizes)
    • Prizes in each category:
      • 1st Place: $75 Toys R Us Gift Card
      • 2nd Place: $50 Toys R Us Gift Card
      • 3rd Place: $25 Toys R Us Gift Card
    • Winners chosen by 3 celebrity judges (not affiliated with JAY-K Lumber)
  • Safe trick or treating for kids in every store department

Utica Comets

  • Meet the Comets’ mascot “Audie”
  • Meet the Comettes
  • Comets 2017-18 Team-Autographed Jersey Raffle 

    • Proceeds benefit “Feed Our Vets” Utica Pantry. 
    • Purchase tickets in store – $10 each or 3 for $20
    • Do not need to be present to win
  • Comets VIP Package Giveaway! Includes:
    • 4 tickets
    • Early entrance to Comets Fan Fest
    • Enter between 11am and 3pm on 10/28/17 at the store
    • Do not need to be present to win
    • Drawing will be at 4:00pm

Food Trucks

  • Utica Coffee
  • Come Fry With Me
  • Sticky Business cotton candy, popcorn & more

Stop by and enjoy the FREE festivities all day. We look forward to seeing you!


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