Endorsed by Curators:
NOTE: As Volunteer RSVP cut-off is this THURSDAY, 9/14 at 2pm... I will THEN POSTALL INFORMATION (details, directions, what to bring, etc.), as I'll know the weather, how many are fully committed, and everyone's' work schedule responses -there will be more local Volunteers than posted here, so you will NOT be overworked, but have FUN helping "put BIG smiles on little Kids' faces"!
Once that info is uploaded, I'll send out a notice for you to click on this link:
This will be my 23rd year Chairing the Kids Fun & Games component of Windsors 35th annual old fashioned (no alcohol, no modern carnival rides) Northwest Park Country Fair.
Volunteers are needed to help me put big smiles on little kids faces: Pumpkin Decorating, Bead Jewelry, Crafts, Bubble Blowing, Stilts, Bean-bag toss, hidden Treasures in the Hay Stack, Ye Olde Fishing Hole, etc. activities as well as help run and award prizes & ribbons for Pie Eating, Sack, 3-Legged, "Water Balloon Toss" competitions, ending the day with a Tug-O-War over Mud Pit competition! It's fun and easy! Mostly, provide adult supervision to make certain no one gets injured (never yet!) and supplies don't get messed up, etc.Bring your own young Kids / Grandkids; they'll have a blast!
This very inexpensive day is a NON-PROFIT Fund Raiser for the "Friends of Northwest Park" to help maintain and enhance the Park and sponsor childrens nature / educational and fun activities at the Park year-round.
My volunteers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10-hour shifts available (as early as 8a.m. through 4p.m.)... "whatever" works for you!) get free admission & parking, plus some freebie food tickets, plus time to enjoy the Fair.
>>> During the week prior, I will POST ON THIS SITE's "Discussions / MESSAGE BOARD" info re: specific information re: directions, what to bring, your "assignment" (times working and what you'll be doing, etc.), thus everyone receives the info at the same time and in the same way.
Whether you are good with crafts, or not, (most activities are NOT craft related) but simplyenjoy putting big smiles on little kids' faces, you'll have a fun time and be quite helpful!
Please EMAIL ONLY me via THIS MeetUp(so 100% of your questions / comments and my responses can be easily shared with others, thus avoid duplications). Please include your direct email address & phone number if you'd like a more personal response.
Rob Pudney(aka Rob P. on MeetUp)
(FYI: I do this, lovingly, in honor of my son, Dougie, who passed away suddenly at the age of only five years old, due to an undiagnosed medical condition he somehow developed. Dougie loved Northwest Park - tapping Sugar Maple trees, Summer Camp, but especially the Country Fair! The town of Windsor and the Park were SO supportive of my family. Thanks! I only mention this now, as sometimes Volunteers see the Sugar Maple Tree, Plaque, and bench we donated by the little pond upon arrival at the Fair and it saddens their day to then learn this history. This is a very positive day. Thanks for helping keep Dougie's memory alive!)
(Tentatively, this Fair is held annually each "third Saturday of September", unless it conflicts with a religious holiday. Rain Date is the next day.)How to find us:Check in at "Fun & Games" Volunteer Table in the "Center Field" for your assignment and free food tickets.