Art center to benefit from this year’s Lake Jump

January 11, 2012
Make a Splash for the Arts on Saturday, April 7, 2012
13th Annual Ludington Lake Jump to Benefit Ludington Area Center for the Arts
LUDINGTON — It’s January, but think spring!  On Saturday, April 7, 2012, crowds of hardy folk will make a splash for the arts at the 13th annual Ludington Lake Jump, in what’s become a rite of spring in western Michigan.  The event will be held at Stearns Park Beach in Ludington at 11 a.m. This year’s beneficiary is the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. file photo
“We are honored that the Ludington Lake Jump Committee has selected the Center for the Arts to benefit from this year’s event,” said Tim McKay, the center’s board president.  “I am also pleased that Megan Payment has agreed to chair this year’s event.  Her enthusiasm for the arts, tremendous creative energy, and experience in event planning and fundraising will be terrific assets to the effort.”
Payment is co-owner of The Mitten Bar in downtown Ludington and formerly worked for the Ludington-Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

The center’s goal is to raise $30,000 at this year’s Lake Jump.  The funds will be used toward programming and renovations at the center. Everyone has an opportunity to contribute to reaching the goal of this year’s Lake Jump by participating in the plunge by raising pledges, supporting someone who will be making a splash for the arts or take it a step further and organize an employee team at your workplace and see if your employer will match the team’s pledges.
More information about this year’s Lake Jump, including pledge forms, is available at or on Facebook (Ludington Lake Jump). 
About the Ludington Lake Jump
The Ludington Lake Jump was started on a dare by two local disc jockeys from WMOM Radio.  Over the past 11 years, the annual fundraiser has generated nearly $300,000 to area charities including Ludington Rotary’s STRIVE program, Sandcastles Children’s Museum, and the Ludington Library’s children’s wing.
About the Ludington Area Center for the Arts
The Ludington Area Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and supporting the arts in west Michigan. The Center is located at 107 S. Harrison in the former United Methodist Church (now located on Bryant Street). For more information about the Ludington Area Center for the Arts please or contact Terry Murphy at 231-690-6058 or

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