The Easter Bunny will be stopping in Ludington on April 19th

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Appreciating Young Leaders


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    The Ludington Area Jaycees held an event March 2nd 2014 at Backstage Hobby and Games, to honor the service of their Junior Jaycees (Junior Jaycees are the children of active members) for events that they helped to run in 2013. We are very proud of these children and the time they spent helping their community. They participated in things like the Freedom Festival Grand Parade, The Summer Kick Off Concert, The Children’s and Pet Parade, Thanksgiving Baskets the Jaycees help to provide to families through the Salvation Army, the Haunted Mini Golf, The Pumpkin Patch, The Back to School Bash, Scottville Harvest Festival, The Scottville Harvest Festival Parade, Friday Night Live and other Jaycee events that were run in 2013. All together these 13 kids had given 250 hours of service to their community last year! We are very proud of them and want to say thank you!


    Ayden Strouse- 2 hours

    Keygan Strouse- 2 hours
    Cayde Raczkowski- 2 hours
    Olivia Raczkowski- 2 hours
    Kiera Aberegg- 2 hours
    Echo Aberegg- 4 hours

    Dan Fugere- 50 hours

    Kadin Fugere- 50 hours

    Lucas Catron- 50 hours

    Katherine Catron- 50 hours

    Dylan Kelsey- 30 hours

    Sadie Holden- 2 hours



    The mission of the Ludington Area Jaycees is to serve our community, to expand our capabilities and to develop life long friendships. The vision of the Ludington Area Jaycees is to be the service club of choice for people between the ages of 21 and 40 throughout the Ludington/Mason County Area.
    The Ludington Area Jaycees have been around since 1947.

    If you would like more information or are interested in joining, please contact Heather Catron, 2014 President by calling 517-902-9525 or by e-mailing or John Shimel, 2014 Chairman of the Board by calling 231-690-5400 or by e-mailing or check us out online at or on facebook at

Get Ready to “Choose your own Adventure” in 2014 with the Ludington Jaycees

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    To start, let’s introduce our board members for 2014!

    President: Heather Catron

    Chairman of the Board: John Shimel

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    Individual Development VP: Kandi Fugere
    Community Development VP: Jamie Spore
    Secretary/Director: Erin Eberegg

    Treasurer/Dirchoose2014ector: Sara Raczkowski

    We have our board retreat this Sunday, January 5th, to begin deciding on the chapter plan for 2014, and we need your input! If you have a project you would like to run, or you think that we should run in our community, please don’t hesitate to get your ideas to us!


    We hope that you will join us at our end of the year celebration as we give awards out and enjoy some bowling! January 19th!


    The following weekend is Winter Charity Ball, which is sponsoring the Ludington Jaycees!  Come out and have a good time and support a local organization!


    and then keep up with current events at our Members meetings which are still to be held on the 4th Monday of every month, from 6:30-8PM, location TBA


    We look forward to an amazing year ahead!



Koeze Nut Catalog 2013

Jaycees Annual Koeze Nut Sale!

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    It is time for our annual Koeze Nut Sale! We are proud to offer such an exceptional product to be sold in our community and the funds support the Jaycees in our projects! This year we added even more community service projects to help give back to our community. There was the Easter Egg hunt, The Back to School Bash, the Great Pumpkin Patch on top of the FreedomFest, Grand and Kids-Pet Parade.

    Our organization is in need currently, as our Mini Golf is a bit outdated and in need of repairs. Through the mini golf we have given back to the community almost $300,000 since 1967. We would like to have the mini golf updated before we open again next May. To do this we need funds. We are proud of the work we do in Ludington, work we have been doing for 66 years here, and we want to continue and to be able to give back even more.  Much of what we do is thanks to local business and support.  Our biggest fundraiser of the year is our Koeze Nut Sale. It is a great way to buy gifts for family members, customers, teachers, and collegues and support our organization at the same time.


    The Ludington Area Jaycees are a local non-profit community service organization established in 1947. We promote personal and professional development through leadership training, for young adults ages 21-40.


    We are also always looking for support from the community in the form of new members for our organization, volunteers and man-power to help with other projects and new partnerships with local businesses.


    We welcome you to contact us with any questions and we look forward to working with you.




    Please feel free to contact Heather Catron,

    Koeze Nut Sales Chairperson and Individual Development Vice President 2013


    by email at



    or by phone at



    to get your catalog, place your order or ask any questions-


4th Annual Bags, Baubles and Beauty Sale!

The Great Pumpkin Patch at the Ludington Jaycees Mini Golf

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Join us for our September General Members Meeting



    Our meetings are open to the public.  Do you have a community event you would like us to help run?  A charity that you need help raising money for?  Want to see what we are about?  This is the easiest way, come on out, mingle and find out about our up coming events.  We all have a special guest speaker coming in to talk about communications and personality types!

Haunted Mini Golf Begins!!

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    This weekend begins Haunted Mini Golf! Spooky Fall Fun for the whole family!

    Come on out and help us to decorate, or be a “scarer” for our course and receive a free game of mini golf to pass on to whom ever you would like!

    Of course all mini golf is free for our members and their families!

    Every weekend until October 27th, and we will also be having a community celebration with Free Pumpkins, kids games, snacks and a costume contest on October 26th!

    For more information, like our page on Facebook!


CandleLight Vigil for Trooper Butterfield

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    Please join us this Saturday evening at 7pm. 

    Thank you to all the sponsors who have helped to make this event a reality.

    McDonald’s Bakery, Quick Print, Just Bargains, Little Ceasars, McDonalds, Hamlin Grocery, LHS Band.

    And a special thank you to Sarah Frieds for organizing this event so that our community can express it’s feelings and thanks to Trooper Butterfield, the Michigan State Police, and all our service personnel in the wake of this tragedy.