Join us for an American Celebration!

The North Canton Jaycees are proud to partner this year with the City of North Canton for our annual July 4th Celebration and Fireworks, on Saturday, July 4, from 7-10pm. You can find all of your additional details here:

July 4th Celebration & Fireworks, in Partnership with the City of North Canton

Additionally we would like to thank our sponsors, Consumers National Bank and thank North Canton City Schools, North Canton Fire and North Canton Police Departments.


…and in the morning, don’t forget to attend our July 4th Parade before the Celebration! We hope to see you on July 4th!!


North Canton Jaycees – Gearing Up for Summer Events!

The North Canton Jaycees are in their busy season for the community!  We’d love to see you at our upcoming events for North Canton and the surrounding communities in Stark County. Here’s what we have in store:

2015 North Canton Jaycee Fair
June 8-13, 2015 (Hours: Monday-Saturday from 6-11pm), North Canton Memorial Stadium Lot, 7th Street, North Canton

Jaycee Tent:
Monday, June 8: Family Night (family-fun activities, music, basket raffles and the Canton Charge!)
Tuesday-Saturday (June 9-13): Charitable Gaming Hours 7pm-11pm, featuring Hold’Em, Blackjack, etc.
Friday, June 12: Alumni Night – All past North Canton Jaycee Life Members, past presidents, etc.

July 4th Parade
Saturday, July 4 – 10:30am

July 4th Celebration & Fireworks, in Partnership with the City of North Canton
Saturday, July 4, North Canton Memorial Stadium Lot, 7th Street, North Canton
Entertainment by Allen Cruz & The Galaxy
Sponsored by Consumers National Bank
*Fireworks begin at dusk

Safety Town
Monday, August 10th – Thursday, August 13
Congregational United Church of Christ
1530 Easton St NE, Canton, OH 44721

Questions? Click on the links of these events for detailed information.


2015 July 4th Festivities and North Canton Jaycees Celebration in the Park

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 Saturday, 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!!!

2015 fireworks sponsored in part by:

Sponsor details coming soon!


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


Jaycees honor Fire Captain Gary Coen and Police Officer Mike Foltz


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 win award for service to the community

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).



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