Funds generated through this years annual Lake Jump will assist the Jaycees in building an updated mini golf course with a Landmarks of Ludington theme at their existing course at Stearns Park. Lake Jump is planned for Saturday, March 19th at Stearns Beach. Registration will begin at 9:30 am.. The run and jump into Lake Michigan will be at 11:00 am. Participants collectingdonations will receive a commemorative t-shirt and pass to the renovated mini golf course. Individuals are encouraged to set up challenges between co-workers, relatives, employers, etc. to raise pledges for the jump. Employers are also encouraged to offer matching funds for their employees involvement.

The Ludington Area Jaycees have been making a difference in this community since 1947. Since 1967, this volunteer leadership-building organization has been operating the Miniature Golf Course at Stearns Park. Through those years, around $300,000 in proceeds from the course have been donated in support of community enrichments, such as White Pine Village Music Museum, West Shore Community College Ice Arena, a birthing room at the hospital, play structures at Waterfront Park, equipment for the emergency response of the Red Cross, the skate park, and the Accessibility Walkways at Stearns Beach, just to mention a few. Charity Mondays the past two years have benefited other local nonprofit organizations.

Knowing how rich this area is in history, all the obstacles on the renovated course will highlight Landmarks of Ludington. Many local businesses and individuals are sponsoring obstacles and assisting the Jaycees in the construction of the course, design and creation of these custom built landmarks, and historical information. This will truly be a community-built mini golf course to benefit our area.

For more information on the Mini Golf Renovation or Lake Jump 2016, please contact Mary Burden at (231) 690-2020 or

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