Ferndale Blues Festival Seeking Volunteers

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(Monica Mills, Ferndale Blues Festival Volunteer Coordinator, Jan. 5, 2014)

Venues are checking in, we are gathering info about gigs for the program and the poster is in the works.

We can’t wait to connect with our Blues Volunteer Friends again.  Our 9 day event will be Jan. 24 – Feb. 1, 2014

Let’s meet on Thursday, Jan. moderntax16th, 6:30 at the MAC office, 429 Livernois, Ferndale  48220  We will have the programs ready for distribution.

Hope you can attend but not a mandatory meeting if you’d like to help.

Below are volunteer opportunities.

Interested folks can shoot me an email, mmills@michiganaidscoalition.org I will add them to the blast.

Please consider sharing information about:

Individuals and Small Business Levels, $50 to $250JudyPalmer01

Names on all posters, flyers, website, press releases.  Available for in-kind support.

May become a “Blue Pig” sponsor by sponsoring a piggy bank for donations at a local business of your choice.

We’d like to add some creative changes and we are open to suggestions.

Help promote the event

dinos02sidelogo3Deliver promo items to venues, local businesses, your work, gym, and/or other gathering locations

Promo on your face book page

Help prepare volunteer items at theMAC office.

Count, bag and label items

Distribute items to volunteers

Work the eventsStreet-Eatzz-Ad

Help take a cover charge at some venues

Attend concerts, make announcements when band if finished or ask the band, they don’t mind making the announcement for you.  We will give you a script for talking points.

Approach patrons at the venue, smile and ask them if they would like to make a donation to Ferndale Youth Assistance that helps at risk kids in our school district with counseling, tutoring and camps, and Michigan AIDS Coalition offers HIV prevention through education.

sidebar01reader_supportGive patrons that donate blue beads so we don’t keep bothering those that have already given.

Venue Blue Pigs are already at the venue. With your OFFICIAL 2014 Volunteer badge, ask the bartender for the pig to work the crowd and return it to the back bar for safety when finished.  NEVER take the pig out of the venue.

Sell items

You can sign out flashing items the crowd seems to enjoy.  After the festival you will return the cash and unsold items to the MAC office.

Most items are sold at the venue you work or to friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Rib Tent Helpers 

Contact the FYA office, Melinda Hicks,mhicks@ferndaleschools.org for information.

Website www.ferndalebluesfestival.org updates will change soon but last year’s information is a good example of what to expect during this year’s event.

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