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MFoA Volunteer Party to be held November 16 and 17

Come and be part of the 50th Festival Year!

Volunteer Party Pic 10284(October 27, 2014)  The Marblehead Festival of Arts is holding two recruiting events in November at the Marblehead Community Center, 10 Humphrey Street. The events will run from 3-5 pm on Sunday, November 16 and 7-9 pm on Monday, November 17. Light refreshments will be served.

This all-volunteer organization produces the premiere local 4th of July Festival of Arts, which showcases visual and fine arts exhibits and hosts performances, films and a wide variety of family events and entertainment.  It  also plans and produces a year-round series of events.

“This is a great year to get involved and become part of the Festival” said 2015 Festival President, Bill Smalley.  “We are celebrating our 50th year, and in addition to our annual events, we will be adding some surprises for this special milestone Festival.  It is a fun time to be spent with your fellow Marbleheaders and their families.”

During the Festival, volunteers contribute by staffing art exhibits and information booths, helping run such events as the Model Boat Building, Sand Sculpture Competition, Children’s Festival, Street Festival and Artisans’ Marketplace and operate the Festival’s Logo Store.

A broad range of volunteer positions 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.

Volunteering for the Festival is an easy way to support local arts, give back to your community, and make new friends. And it can be a family affair – there are many opportunities for families to volunteer together at various events, exhibits and fundraisers.

Bill Smalley adds: “You don’t have to be an artist to volunteer for the Festival! It is a diverse group made up of all kinds of folks who have one thing in common— an appreciation of the arts and the desire to promote them in our community.”

 Festival Board members and Committee chairpersons will be present at the Volunteer Information Party to discuss Festival activities and answer questions. 

 Caption for picture:  Maureen McKinnon, volunteer coordinator, greets volunteers at 2014 recruitment event.  Photo credit: Herb Goldberg