Posted by Christina Jedra April 13, 2013 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by the Marblehead Festival of Arts:
Every year, the July 4th holiday is synonymous with The Marblehead Festival of Arts showcase of visual and fine arts exhibits, performances, films and a wide variety of family events and entertainment. This North Shore celebration is the culmination of year-round planning and a series of events sponsored by the Festival, an all-volunteer organization comprised of many, many individuals serving on a large number of committees.
“We are grateful to our long-standing volunteers and are always looking for more people to become involved in our very exciting venture,” said Bill Clarke, Volunteer Chairperson.Bill invites all to “come to this year’s Volunteer Information Party on Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 5 pm, to learn how you can be part of the Festival of Arts. There are many and varied opportunities to be an active participant in a wonderful community experience.”
The Corinthian Yacht Club, 1 Nahant Street on Marblehead Neck, will host the event. Light refreshments will be served, and a cash bar will be available.
Clarkeadds,“Being a Festival volunteer is a meaningful way to support the arts that enrich our lives, give back to our community, make new friends and have a lot of fun. We hope you’ll come … and bring a friend!”
A broad range of volunteer opportunities can be tailored to fit the individual’s time schedule. Year-round needs include computer skills, writing ability, financial acumen, fundraising expertise, event planning talent and physical strength.
During the Festival, volunteers staff art exhibits and information booths, run such events as the Model Boat Building, a Sand Sculpture Competition, Children’s Festival, Street Festival and Artisans’ Marketplace and operate the Festival’s Logo Store.
Festival Board members and Committee chairpersons will be present at the Volunteer Information Party to discuss Festival activities and answer questions. For additional information about the Festival, a calendar of events and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.MarbleheadFestival.org.