About Us

JakeStar Inc., producer of the JakeStar Festival; and the Denim & Diamonds Gala , is a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 after a tragic accident took the life of a young child. Out of tragedy came a desire to celebrate life with friends and families who have also been impacted by the loss of a child.

The JakeStar Mission: JakeStar is an annual celebration to appreciate the value of life, family, and friends; to remember the ones we have lost; to help others in need, and to better our communities for the future.

The JakeStar Vision: With events like the JakeStar Festival ,  the Denim and Diamond Gala, we strive to be a catalyst for awareness, hope, healing and the celebration of life.  We also strive to provide the financial support to ATV Safety Classes .

Over $80,000 has been raised from numerous events like the JakeStar Festival, numerous Golf events, and  the Denim and Diamond Gala (in conjunction with Make a Wish North Dakota.  These dollars   are donated to various organizations. .  Listed below are a few of those organizations

Make-A-Wish , North Dakota
North Dakota Parks and Recs
Wounded Warrior Project
Kids Against Hunger
Shawna Gackle Benefit
Lamoure Ambulance
Lamoure Sunset Park
Edgeley Po
Electrical upgrades to Lamoure County Memorial Park Theater

In Memoriam

  • Nephew Austin Wayne
    Nephew Austin Wayne When you were brought into this world I couldn't wait to meet and hold you in my arms. Share you with all my friends. I was such a proud and excited Aunt. I had no idea the impact you would make on my Life. You had such a way with people that made you so unique. I am honored to have known you, been your Aunt and a friend. Until we meet again dear nephew RIP. Love you, Auntie Stacey 2014
  • Blake Allen Johnson
    Blake Allen Johnson Son of George and Jody Johnson, LaMoure, ND Blake was a free spirit. He loved snowmobiling with his brother and friends and he loved hunting. He was a healthy, handsome young man who died at 19 years old. Blake was a registered organ donor. One of his generous gifts was his heart that was donated to a gentleman in Iowa whom continues to stay healthy and do well. Blake's family keep in close contact with him. Blake saved the lives of three others, also. We love you and miss you everyday!
  • Granny
    We miss you all the time, but especially in the summer when we are at the lake. You were always the life of the party and had the most generous, sincere heart! Love you, Granny!
  • In Memory of Ashley Kay Meyer
    In Memory of Ashley Kay Meyer Forever missed Never forgotten.
  • Simon Aberle, Jr.
    Simon Aberle, Jr. Simon drove his truck to the big farm in the sky on July 7, 2007. Simon set great examples for his kids and taught them the value of a day's work and a person's word. Simon loved his grandchildren and would do absolutely anything for them. Dad and Grandpa, you are sorely missed
  • Celebrating the Life of Mariya Tate
    Celebrating the Life of Mariya Tate Mariya was one of a kind with her beautiful blue eyes, bright blonde hair, and a personality that anyone would envy. She was so full of life and could get down with the boys yet dress up with the girls, never a dull moment being friends with her. She is deeply missed by her brother Tanner, her parents who absolutely adored her and many friends and family. A life taken far too soon, Rest Easy MTB. See you again someday (EDGE-Everyday Gets Easier).
  • Uncle Jacob
    Uncle Jacob We miss our Uncle Jacob very much. We miss playing with him...he was our best friend. We talk about you every day and wish you were here to swim with us. Love, Maddux and Crosby
  • Grandpa Herman
    Grandpa Herman Grandpa Herman lost his life to cancer in March of 2012. We miss listening to his stories, jokes and most of all his hugs. He was the true definition of a family man, Grandpa and Great-Grandpa! We miss and love you Grandpa Herman, Trista, Josh, Maddux and Crosby
  • Remembering Alexis Ann
    Remembering Alexis Ann "Two things in life are for sure; you are born and you die. It's what you do in between in that small amount of time where you get to be remembered." (Taken from Lexi's Facebook page) Lexi was the mother of a beautiful son Braylen Lee when she was tragically killed in a car accident. Her blonde hair, blue eyes, and huge smile could light up any room she walked into. A beautiful person inside and out that we miss very much!
  • Fredrick William Nannenga III
    Fredrick William Nannenga III Freddy died in a car accident 12/10/11. He was my nephew. We miss him very much. Reminder don't text and drive and always wear your seatbelt.
  • Grandpa Donnie
    Grandpa Donnie Grandpa lost his life to cancer in 2010. I miss his smile, dirty jokes, and love of nature.