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Monday, March 4, 2024

Naperville Jaycees welcome community to join festivities for 2023 Last Fling

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Above / Naperville Jaycees say they want YOU at the 2023 Last Fling! Every year before the four-day event opens for the fun of it, the committee can be found along Jackson Avenue. (PN File Photo, 2022)

The 2023 Last Fling will take place Labor Day Weekend, Friday, Sept. 1 through Monday, Sept. 4. Save the date and join neighbors, family and friends with plans to enjoy the weekend’s live music, food, beverages and carnival fun along Jackson Avenue in downtown Naperville.

“The Last Fling brings the community together as an awesome end-of-summer party,” stated 2023 Naperville Jaycees President Dani Story. “The Jaycees do a great job including activities for all ages, while raising money to give back to area not-for-profit organizations.”

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Contributions to the community via Last Fling fundraising

Thanks to the Naperville Jaycees Last Fling and other fundraising initiatives held by the service club, the charitable organization has raised funds in support of the Jaycees Marina, Jaycees Playground, Jaycees Gazebo, Jaycees Park and other popular amenities along the Naperville Riverwalk.

Jaycees Gazebo near Fredenhagen Park. (PN File Photo)
Jaycees Marina. (PN File Photo)
Jaycees Playground. (PN File Photo)

Sponsorship sign-ups now available and appreciated

The Naperville Jaycees rely upon monetary and physical support from community partners and in-person volunteers for the Last Fling, their largest annual fundraiser. Whether you or your business is interested in a traditional sponsorship package or a customized plan to fit your budget or target audience, the Last Fling Sponsorship Committee can work with you to develop the best option for your business. For further information and/or Sponsorship Brochure, visit www.lastfling.org/sponsorship.

For information on how individuals, businesses or organizations can get involved, kindly reach out via email to the Last Fling Sponsorship Committee via sponsorship@lastfling.org.

Volunteer sign-ups could add cash to nonprofit coffers

Volunteering at the Last Fling is unlike any other opportunity of its kind! Not only will volunteers be able to spend time with family, friends or coworkers while making a difference for those in need BUT individuals can also volunteer as a representative for a non-profit, school or other type of 501c3 organization; earning $7 per hour per volunteer for that group! To learn more, visit www.lastfling.org/volunteer or email to manpower@lastfling.org

Organizers look forward to seeing the community at the 2023 Naperville Jaycees Last Fling from Sept. 1 through Sept. 4.

Naperville Jaycees and Last Fling dot org

The Naperville Jaycees is a not-for-profit service organization for young professionals dedicated to personal and professional growth through community service and fundraising efforts.  The group’s annual events include: Easter Egg Hunt, Lobster Day, Food Drives Pet Pictures with Santa and other worthwhile projects that foster positive change. The group also organizes and staffs the Last Fling in close cooperation with the City of Naperville, the Naperville  Park District, numerous Naperville community organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Proceeds from the Last Fling over the past two decades have exceeded $2M and benefited local civic improvements and other nonprofit organizations in Naperville and surrounding communities.

Find monthly Jaycees’ meetings at the VFW, 908 W. Jackson Avenue with plenty of parking out back.

Monthly meetings are open to all, and are held on the second Tuesday of each month at Judd Kendall VFW Post 3873, located at 908 W. Jackson Avenue, just west of downtown Naperville. For more details about Naperville Jaycees, call the chapter’s hotline at (630) 961-9375 or visit naperjaycees.org.

For more information about the four-day family festival planned over Labor Day weekend, visit www.LastFling.org. 

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