Volunteer for Ferndale Pride, First Meeting March 20

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(Crystal Proxmire, March 17, 2014)

This year’s Ferndale Pride event will be Sat., May 31st, 1-10pm, downtown Ferndale with the theme “Gay in May.”

There are many tasks to be done including pre-planning, promoting, handing out posters and flyers, and fundraising at advance events.

Event Day, May 31st tasks include set up, moving tents and chairs, Volunteer check-in table, security, entrance greeters and asking for donations. The entertainment stage needs stage hands for errands, the performers parking area, move and secure equipment and DJ assistance.  The kids’ area will be covered by BTLWeddingExpo_144x360Blue Care Network staff BUT we sure need help with recycling / trash pickup.  They are looking for a Recycling Chair during the event hours, 1pm – 10pm.  Two or three people could split the shift.  Breaking down of the tents is also a very important task between 10pm and midnight.  Tasks are divided into short shifts so it is convenient for everyone’s schedule.

Volunteer Coordinator Monica Mills explained. “We are hard at work putting together Ferndale Pride 2014. One of the most important components of our event is the strength and passion of our volunteers. We appreciate our helpful volunteers and would like you to be involved in any tasks you enjoydinos02sidelogo3 and that fit your schedule. Choose dates and times that work for you. Please ask your friends and family that would like to volunteer to sign up as well. Interested? Feel free to fill out our online form and register. We will email you updates, meeting dates and any special requests or instructions as they come up.

“Some of you have already signed up on-line, thank you.  Feel free to attend ANY of the meetings that fit your schedule if interested in the event planning process.  We will also have paper sign-up forms at the meeting if you prefer to hand write your form.”

Meeting dates are:

March 20 – 7pm, Affirmations Boardroom

JudyPalmer01April 3rd – 7pm, Affirmations Boardroom

April 24th – 7pm, Affirmation, room 201

May 15th – 7pm, Affirmations Boardroom

May 28th – 7pm, Affirmations room 201

Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale

Online registration is at http://www.ferndalepride.com/volunteering/how-to-volunteer.html.


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