The search will be on for hidden Easter eggs at Dogwood Park on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at the North Canton Jaycees’ Easter Egg Hunt.

The Easter Egg Hunt is open to children ages 2-9 who live in Stark County.  All children should be pre-registered to participate.  See Registration form HERE!

Children will need to bring a basket to collect their goodies and a non-perishable food item that will be donated to the Stark County Hunger Task Force. For more information or questions, please e-mail us at northcantonegghunt@gmail.com.

We hope to see you there!  #ncjayceesegghunt


Congratulations 2015 Board of Directors

Congratulations to the North Canton Jaycees 2015 Board of Directors!  We are excited about your leadership and the exciting things you will bring to the North Canton community!

President - Jamie McCleaster

Chairman of the Board – Dennis Coy

Individual Development Vice President –  Sabreena Riley

Community Development Vice President – Stephanie Sweany

Membership Vice President – Eric Smer

Secretary – Stacy Hoffman

Treasurer – Nicole Herman


The Annual July 4th Parade will kick off at 10:30am heading from the Memorial Stadium to Main Street and then south towards the middle school.

After the parade, be sure to come out for the Celebration in the Park and fireworks!

The fireworks will soar over the North Canton sky on Thursday July 4th as part of the annual North Canton Jaycees Celebration in the Park!  The celebration includes live music from 7-10pm along with food vendors and fun for the whole family. As in years past, the North Canton Jaycees Celebration in the Park will take place on 7th St between Hoover High School and the Memorial Stadium Parking lot.  The fireworks will fly at dusk, and for the best seat in town, come to the North Canton Jaycees Celebration in the Park… see you there!!!

2014 fireworks sponsored in part by:

Ohio Head & Neck Surgeons



On Wednesday May 15, 2013, the North Canton Jaycees presented North Canton Fire Captain Gary Coen with an Honorary Membership and North Canton Police Officer Mike Foltz with an Honorary Life Membership in recognition of their contributions to the North Canton Jaycees and the community.

Captain Gary Coen 

Coen was appointed as a part time firefighter in 1986. He was certified as an EMT in 1991, he was promoted to full time Inspector, Firefighter, EMT in 1998. In 2003 he was promoted to captain.

In addition to fireground supervision, Coen is a member of the Fire Prevention Bureau, is a Certified Fire Safety Inspector and is currently assigned to head special projects. He is also a State of Ohio Certified Child Safety Seat Installer and provides this service to the public.


Officer Mike Foltz

Foltz began his career with the police department in 1982 as an auxiliary patrolman. He was subsequently promoted in 1986 to special patrolman and then to full-time patrolman in 1992.

Foltz became North Canton’s D.A.R.E. Officer in 1996 teaching in all six North Canton Schools 5th grade classes (about 450 students per year).  In 1999, Foltz started the North Canton G.R.E.A.T. summer camp program which provides gang resistance education.  

In 2012, the D.A.R.E. program was discontinued in North Canton and Officer Foltz has resumed patrol duties and also serves as one of the police department’s hostage negotiators. Officer Foltz was a longtime member of the North Canton Jaycees and in 2000 received the Jaycee Officer of the Year Award.



North Canton Jaycees member present to accept the 2011 Community Service Award from the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce are (left to right) Will Hines Jr., Erica Blocher, Jen Reider, Annie Yoder, and Amy Krebs.

On March 14, 2012 the North Canton Jaycees were awarded the
2011 Community Service Award from the North Canton Area Chamber of Commerce at
their annual dinner.  We at the North
Canton Jaycees are not only excited to receive this award, but we’re excited
for 2012 and another year of service to our community!


Established in 1946, the North Canton Jaycees chapter is an
organization that allows members to make a difference in their community while
developing valuable leadership and management skills in the areas of community
service, business, international involvement, and individual development.  Comprised of men and women between the ages
of 18 and 41, this non-profit organization serves the community of North Canton
and surrounding areas.  Every year the
North Canton Jaycees are responsible for the Annual Jaycee Fair, the North
Canton July 4th fireworks display, the North Canton Special Olympics
and numerous other community and charitable events.

To stay up to date with all upcoming events, find us on Facebook,
and follow us on Twitter (@NCantonJaycees).



The North Canton Jaycees would like to welcome you to our website!  Take some time to look around and continue to check back for the most up-to-date information on what the Jaycees are up to.