Christmas Koeze Nut Sale Orders Due by December 12th

  • Christmas orders for the Ludington Area Jaycees Koeze Nuts Sale are due by Monday, December 12th. This will ensure product is received by the Christmas holiday. The sale continues through December 31st.

     

    Koeze Nuts products are delicious, beautifully packaged and make the perfect holiday gift for family, friends, colleagues, teachers, etc. Koeze Nuts offers premium nuts, chocolates, candies, peanut butter, and more!

     

    Proceeds from the sale benefit the Ludington Area Jaycees general fund which provides support to their local community service programs, such as their Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need and their annual Easter Egg Hunt.

     

    Koeze Nuts products may be seen in Ludington by visiting Mattress Max & Home Furnishings- 115 W. Ludington Avenue or at Instrumental Music & Sound- 109 S. James St., or in Scottville at Brenda’s Burgers- 124 S. Main St.

     

    Contact Lexi at (231) 425-7768 or Dave at (231) 301-0170, or e-mail jayceesfundraiser@gmail.com for a catalog.

2016 Koeze Nuts Sale Begins October 28th!

  • The Ludington Area Jaycees Koeze Nuts Sale for 2016 will kick off on Friday, October 28th. Koeze Nuts products are delicious, beautifully packaged and make the perfect holiday gift for family, friends, colleagues, teachers, etc. Koeze Nuts offers premium nuts, chocolates, candies, peanut butter, and more!

     

    Proceeds from the sale benefit the Ludington Area Jaycees general fund which provides support to their local community service programs, such as their Thanksgiving Baskets for families in need and their annual Easter Egg Hunt.

     

    Koeze Nuts products may be seen beginning Friday, October 28th in Ludington by visiting Mattress Max & Home Furnishings- 115 W. Ludington Avenue or at Instrumental Music & Sound- 109 S. James St., or in Scottville at Brenda’s Burgers- 124 S. Main St.

     

    Contact Lexi at (231) 425-7768 or Dave at (231) 301-0170, or e-mail jayceesfundraiser@gmail.com for a catalog or to place an order.

     

    Thanksgiving orders must be received by November 14th and Christmas orders by December 12th to ensure delivery by those holidays.

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Running of the Clowns 5k This Saturday in Scottville!

  • Join the Ludington Area Jaycees for our 3rd Annual Running of the Clowns 5k, this Saturday, September 17th beginning at Scottville Riverside Park. On-site registration begins at 8 am with the race starting at 10 am. The 5k fun run is a trail run through Riverside Park and pets are welcome, and families encouraged.

     

    Pre-registration for adults is $20 and $10 for kids under 14. Day-of registration is $25 for adults and $15 for kids. Children who are Win With Wellness Fit Club Members may run for free but will not receive a t-shirt (unless they purchase one for $10). The first 50 runners registered will receive a “color yourself” Clown T-shirt, clown nose, and swag bag that includes items totaling far more than the registration fee. Markers for coloring t-shirts, clown makeup, and a clown photobooth will be available on-site and a prize will be awarded for “Best Clown”.

     

    Sponsors for the 2016 race are Sportsmans Resturant and Irish Pub, Barley and Rye, Safteydecals.com, Brenda’s Burgers, Danny V Companies, Hook and Catch Wrestling Club, Westshore Combat Arts, Bottle and Can, Ms. Wheelchair Michigan-Jamie Spore, Ameriprise Financial-Mike Heckman, COVE, Westshore Eye Care/Shadz Sunglasses, Mattress Max, Wedding Gown World Glitz and Glam Formals by Miss Sawyer, House of Flavors, and Cops and Donuts. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ludington Area Jaycees General Fund which supports community activities provided by the club such as the Easter Egg Hunt and Thanksgiving Day Baskets for Needy Families projects.

     

    For more information, contact Heather Catron at (517) 902-9525 or stars4hcat@yahoo.com.

Help Make the Fireworks a Blast!

  • The Ludington Area Jaycees are asking for the help of local businesses and individuals to continue their time-honored tradition of providing a stellar fireworks display on the 4th of July. The Ludington Area Jaycees have been hosting the annual 4th of July Freedom Festival for over 60 years. We are so grateful to those businesses and individuals who have already donated but we still need more help for this year’s show!

     

    Donations can be mailed to the Ludington Area Jaycees at PO Box 411 in Ludington or delivered to Jaycee Dave Kosla at Instrumental Music and Sound- 109 S. James Street in downtown Ludington.

     

    Donations can also be made via PayPal.

     

    The Ludington Area Jaycees also sell Freedom Festival t-shirts and water along the parade route every year to help raise funds for the fireworks. Also, fees for entries in the Grand Parade help pay for the fireworks.

     

    Anyone with questions regarding the fireworks can contact Travis Miedema at 231-239-0811.

Summer Kick Off Concert is This Wednesday, June 8th!

  • The Ludington Area Jaycees and the Scottville Clown Band are proud to host their annual summer kick off concert on Wednesday, June 8th at 7 pm at Ludington’s Waterfront Park. The concert is free of charge.

     
    The concert will feature the world famous Scottville Clown Band along with their 2016 scholarship recipients as well as a short presentation to 2016 Freedom Festival Parade Grand Marshal, Ed Santarelli.

     
    Concessions as well as 2016 Freedom Festival t-shirts will be available for purchase and the Clown Band will take up a collection for their scholarship fund.

     
    For more information, contact Kandi at (231) 852-3512.

Second Round of Auditions for Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival Coming in June

  • Calling all local actors!

     

    The Ludington Area Jaycees will be holding another round of auditions for their newest fundraising event, the Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival, at the Mason County District Library- 217 E. Ludington Avenue. Auditions are scheduled for Friday, June 3rd from 6-8 pm in the West Shore Bank Room, and Saturday, June 4th from 3-5 pm in the Rotary Room.

     

    The plays that have been chosen for this year’s festival are Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and “As You Like It”. The performances will be held on Friday- Sunday, August 26-28 and Friday- Sunday, September 2-4 at Rotary Park.

     

    Questions? Contact Kara Rose-Dragun at krosedragun@gmail.com or (818) 640-4649.

Ed Santarelli is the 2016 Freedom Festival Parade Grand Marshal!

  • The Ludington Area Jaycees announced today that Ed Santarelli, President of Ludrock, has been chosen as the 2016 4th of July Freedom Festival Parade Grand Marshal.

     

    The Jaycees received 11 nominations from the community for this award and the Grand Marshal was chosen based on a vote of the general membership.

     

    Lexi Alvesteffer, Freedom Festival Parade Committee Member, said “Ludrock Nation has become a driving force in our community by combining their love of music and Ludington, with their desire to support local charitable initiatives. The Jaycees are pleased that their President and leader, Ed Santarelli, has accepted the nomination. Ed, himself, embodies this year’s parade theme ‘Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life’, and is surrounded by an amazing group that share his passion.”

     

    Upon acceptance of the nomination, Ed had this to say: “I am truly humbled. It’s important that this honor is shared with the entire community. Without the support and efforts of many, Ludrock’s successes would not be possible. This belongs to all of them. I’ve been blessed to have played a small part in a remarkable journey.”

     

    As Grand Marshal, Ed Santarelli will lead the 2016 Freedom Festival Grand Parade which is scheduled for Monday, July 4th at 2 pm in downtown Ludington.

Jaycees Announce Open Casting Call for Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival

  • Calling all local actors!

     

    The Ludington Area Jaycees will be holding an open casting call for their newest fundraising event, the Stratford on the Avenue Theatre Festival, on Saturday, May 21st from 3-6 pm and Sunday, May 22nd from 2:30-6 pm at the Mason County District Library- 217 E. Ludington Avenue.

     

    The plays that have been chosen for this year’s festival are Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and “As You Like It”. The performances will be held on Friday- Sunday, August 26-28 and Friday- Sunday, September 2-4 at Rotary Park.

     

    Questions? Contact Kara Rose-Dragun at krosedragun@gmail.com or (818) 640-4649.

Freedom Festival Grand Marshal Nominations Being Accepted Now

  • This year, the Ludington Area Jaycees are taking nominations from community members for their Freedom Festival Parade Grand Marshal. The theme of the 2016 4th of July Freedom Festival is “Service to Humanity is the Best Work of Life” and nominees should be those who excel in this area and strive to serve their fellow community members. The Grand Marshal is honored by leading the Ludington Area Jaycees 4th of July Freedom Festival Parade and is recognized at various other Jaycees events.

     

    Nominations should be in the form of a letter, describing how the nominee embodies the spirit of “Service to Humanity” and can be submitted via e-mail to kschlaack27@gmail.com or mailed to the Ludington Area Jaycees at PO Box 411, Ludington, Attn: Freedom Festival Parade Committee. The group will take nominations now through April 30th.

Running of the Clowns

  • The Ludington Area Jaycees are hosting the 2nd annual Running of the Clowns 5k at Scottville Harvest Festival on September 19th.

    Run as a clown- prize given for best clown costume! Clown make up will be available at on site registration. Your early registration includes a “Do it yourself” clown T-shirt to design and color guaranteed for the first 50 people who register. This is a FUN RUN for all ages, and pets are welcome.
    Adults:
    $25 pre-registration
    $30 day of the event

    Kids under 14:
    $15 pre-registration
    $20 day of event

    Kids who are members of Win with Wellness Fit Club may run for free, but will not receive a t-shirt.

    On site registration begins at 8am at Riverside Park
    700 S Scottville Rd, Scottville, MI 49454
    Race starts at 10am. Come early to “Get your clown on.”

    Proceeds will go towards the 2016 Jaycees Mini Golf Renovations

    Registration forms can be picked up at Scottville City Hall, downloaded from our website ludingtonareajaycees.org or done online at eventbrite.com

    If you have any questions please contact Heather Catron at 517-902-9525 or stars4hcat@yahoo.com

     

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