Freedom Festival logo winner announced

May 26, 2014

Ludington_Some_GaveAll_LogoLUDINGTON — The Ludington Area Jaycees have announced the winner of the 2014 Freedom Festival logo contest. The logo designed by Tim McKinney of Custer was chosen by the Freedom Festival Planning Committee as the winning entry in the 2014 Freedom Festival Logo Contest. McKinney’s logo design will be featured on the Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival T-shirts, as well as, other promotional materials throughout the Freedom Festival.

  “I am thrilled to showcase Tim’s design on the Freedom Festival T-Shirts and other Freedom Festival promotional materials this year,” said 2014 Freedom Festival t-shirt sales/grand parade/fireworks display chairwoman Jamie Spore. “Tim’s design is a perfect depiction of the 2014 Freedom Festival Theme, ‘Some gave all.’ The logo design is a wonderful illustration of the ultimate sacrifices that many selfless individuals, including our 2014 Freedom Festival Grand Marshal, deceased Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II, make in order to defend, protect, and preserve our freedom. I am so excited to have Tim’s design to represent the Freedom Festival this year.”

The 2014 Freedom Festival t-shirts are sponsored by West Shore Bank, Spectrum Health-Ludington Hospital, Sportsman’s Restaurant & Irish Pub, FloraCraft, House of Flavors, Barley & Rye, Advance America Cash Advance, and Monkey Business.

The 2014 Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival T-shirts will be available to purchase, for $10 per t-shirt, at the Summer Kick-Off Concert on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014. The Summer Kick-Off Concert, featuring the Scottville Clown Band, will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the Waterfront Park Pavilion in Ludington.

During intermission of the Summer Kick-Off Concert, deceased Michigan State Police Trooper Paul K. Butterfield II will be formally announced as the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival Grand Parade, and his family will be recognized in his honor. Freedom Festival T-shirts bearing the logo created by Tim McKinney will also be introduced and he will be recognized by the Ludington Area Jaycees.

After the Summer Kick-Off Concert, the 2014 Freedom Festival T-shirts will be available for purchase at the Ludington Area Jaycees Mini-Golf Course at Stearns Park during normal business hours, as well as, along the Freedom Festival Grand Parade Route on Friday, July 4, 2014.

The Ludington Area Jaycees Freedom Festival Grand Parade will begin at 2 p.m. on July 4, at the corner of Madison and Ludington Avenue and will proceed down Ludington Avenue to Lakeshore Drive along Stearns Park Beach.

Entry forms for the Ludington Area Jaycees 4th of July Freedom Festival Grand Parade are now available. Participants in last year’s Freedom Festival Grand Parade should have already received a 2014 Grand Parade Entry Form via e-mail or postal mail.


Parade entry forms can be obtained by:

  • Visiting the Ludington/Scottville Area Chamber of Commerce Office- 5300 W. US 10 in Ludington

  • Visiting the Ludington City Hall Office-400 S. Harrison Street in Ludington

  • Calling Jamie Spore at (231) 233-0230

  • E-mailing

  • Visiting the Ludington Area Jaycees website at

Grand Parade Entry Forms MUST be postmarked on or before June 15, 2014. Completed Grand Parade Entry Forms must be mailed along with payment to:

Ludington Area Jaycees, Attention: Jamie Spore—Grand Parade Chairwoman, P.O. Box 411, Ludington, MI 49431


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