The Ludington Area Jaycees is a non-profit organization for individuals 21-40 years of age seeking leadership, social opportunities, personal and professional development, and community involvement.
The 2016 Ludington Area Jaycees Board of Directors. Photo courtesy of Kandi Fugere
They take pride in making the community a better place to live through their many fundraising projects and involvements. One of the most notable and popular events hosted by the club is their annual 4th of July Freedom Festival
in downtown Ludington. The club also owns and manages the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini Golf Course
in Stearns Park, a business that contributes 30% of it's profits annually to other community organizations and causes.
The Ludington Area Jaycees are part of the Michigan Jaycees, the United States Jaycees, and Junior Chamber International. Jaycees around the nation and world have been a force of good, helping to establish Airmail Services with Jaycee Charles Lindbergh; building parks, playgrounds, hospitals, ball fields, and housing; and raising money for other community organizations like the March of Dimes and the American Cancer Society.
The Ludington Area Jaycees were chartered in 1947 and have since been building young leaders in Mason County through community service, networking opportunities, and personal and professional skill trainings.
Upcoming Ludington Area Jaycees Events
: Freedom Festival
Events including Children & Pet Parade, Grand Parade, and Fireworks
: Beverage & Food Tent at Ludrock, Music & Friends
: Back to School Care Packages for Kids in Need
August 26-28, September 2-4
: Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival
: Running of the Clowns 5K (as part of the Scottville Harvest Festival
October 28th-December 31st
: Koeze Nut Fundraiser
: Thanksgiving Baskets for Needy Families
Saturday before Easter
: Annual Easter Egg Hunt
: Summer Kick Off Concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band
For more information on membership in the Ludington Area Jaycees or their events, visit www.ludingtonareajaycees.org or contact 2016 President, Kandi Fugere, at (231) 852-3512