Each year, the organization selected as the Signature Project benefits from fundraising at Roots on the River Summer Concert Series, our summer raffle, and other smaller events.
For 2016, members selected Stomp our Cancer Fund as our Signature Project. We were pleased to have raised about $2,000 for their cause. All money raised goes toward cancer patients and their families in Manistee and Mason Counties
ROOTS ON THE RIVER
The Manistee Jaycees' Roots on the River Summer Concert Series provides free live music to the Manistee community every week! To see a lineup and find up-to-date information about the event, visit us on Facebook.
COMMUNITY AWARDS RECEPTION
Each year, the Manistee Jaycees honor six young professionals from the Manistee area for their service to our community. Each of the recipients are nominated by the public.
The 2017 Community Awards recipients were:
Outstanding Young Professional: Josh, Glass, Detective Sergeant of the City of Manistee Police department;
Outstanding Young Volunteer: Ryan Helminiak;
Outstanding Young Healthcare Provider: Dan Secord, diagnostic medical sonographer for West Shore Medical Center;
Outstanding Young Educator: Kyle Griffin, teacher at Brethren High School;
Outstanding Young Persona Making a difference: Kevin Kott, certified athletic trainer for Manistee County schools
Outstanding Young Public Safety Provider: Chris Franckowiak, police officer and firefight for the City of Manistee
EASTER EGG HUNT
On the Saturday before Easter, the Manistee Jaycees organize a free easter egg hunt for area children, featuring 3,000 eggs, large prizes and the Easter Bunny!
From monthly volunteer opportunities to social gatherings to taking the reins on the Manistee Jaycees' board, there are plenty of opportunities to get as involved as your schedule allows.