The Ludington Area Jaycees: Building Young Leaders Since 1947

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.

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Members of the Ludington Area Jaycees display items the club collected for Toys for Tots

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, in 2017, celebrated 70 years of building young leaders in Mason County through community service, networking opportunities, and personal and professional skill trainings.

Annual Ludington Area Jaycees Events

April: Crazy Bartender Contest to benefit Freedom Festival Fireworks Fund at Timbers- 320 S. James St. in Ludington
June: Summer Kick Off Concert featuring the Scottville Clown Band, 7pm at Waterfront Park
July 3rd-4th, 2020: Freedom Festival Events including Children & Pet Parade, Grand Parade, and Fireworks
October-December: Koeze Nuts Fundraiser
November-December: Light Up the Night Music Series

For more information on membership in the Ludington Area Jaycees or their events, email or visit

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Last Updated: 04-30-2021 03:51 PM ID: 1769