Cajun Festival Volunteers Needed

Downtown Wichita Falls Development has sent out an urgent call for volunteers to help with the 2010 Downtown Proud Cajun Festival on May 8.

Both individuals and groups are welcome to participate. This event benefits the revitalization efforts of downtown as well as Downtown Wichita Falls Development. All proceeds from the Cajun food sales will go to Elks Lodge 1105 charities, and proceeds from roasted corn will benefit the American Cancer Societies “Relay for Life.” Proceeds from the barbecue sandwich sale will benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).

Highlights include live music from a variety of bands including Cajun/Zydeco, Texas country, rock and blues music; live boiled crawfish; a variety of other Cajun cuisine; Downtown Proud Gumbo Cook-off; Cajun Fest Classic Car Show; Crawfish Eating Contest; unique specialty vendors; and inflatables and a games area for children! The annual Joe Felix Memorial Motorcycle Run, benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, will start in the morning and end at the Cajun Festival around 3 p.m.

Volunteers are asked to work a minimum of four hours and they will receive an event T-shirt, food, and entry to the festival for their help. Volunteers are needed May 8 for the following times:

7-11 a.m. (setup): 16 volunteers needed

11 a.m.-3 p.m. (setup and work part of event): 12 volunteers needed

Noon-4 p.m. (work event): 10 volunteers needed

3-7 p.m. (work event): 10 volunteers needed

4-8 p.m. (work event): 15 volunteers needed

7-11 p.m. (work event and help with part of tear-down at 10 p.m.): 15 volunteers needed

8 p.m.-midnight (work part of event and help complete tear down): 18 volunteers needed

Tasks will include setup, working ticket gates, helping food and specialty vendors, helping security, helping trash detail, helping bands, amusement area and tear-down. Volunteers are placed in schedule on a first come first serve basis.

For information or to volunteer, call Kelly Atkins at 940-322-4525.

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Published in: on April 25, 2010 at 12:51 PM  Leave a Comment  

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