History of the Nichols Community Center
The old schoolhouse was built in 1934 by the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression. It was the Fox Island School until 1954. Now called the Nichols Community Center, this building opens its doors to Fox Islanders for meetings and activities. It has two classrooms with the original black boards, a kitchen, lavatories, and an auditorium with a stage. The basement was used for indoor play on rainy days.
The old schoolhouse will turn 80 years old in 2014! FICRA plans to celebrate 80 years, but first the building needs some “sprucing up”. We want it to be in top-notch shape after serving the Fox Island community for so many years. Help is needed to get the building ready for the 80th anniversary. Please contact FICRA if you are willing to donate your time, money, or expertise toward the maintenance of this island treasure. If you can, please contribute generously to the FICRA Building Trust, a 501c(3) organization