Fall Festival is the biggest event of our Meeting year. To assure
its success, we depend on the help of as many people from Meeting as
possible on the day of the Festival and the week preceding it. We
ask that you volunteer for at least a two-hour shift (except where
noted), however, many people work all day. The Fall Festival is the
best way to get to know everyone at Meeting. Families work together
on many activities. And our Young Friends do the same jobs as many
of the adults. In fact, we're very proud of the way they step
forward and take charge of some of the activities.
Volunteering is easy. Just look over
the list of jobs below and chose the one or ones you feel you can
contribute to the most.
Activity: Set Up
Timing: All week prior to the Festival and the morning of the
Description: Various activities include: clearing out the
schoolhouse rooms that will be open to the public, setting up
displays of items and books for sale in the Mercantile, setting up
tables for the Friendly Café, setting up canopies outside, setting
up picnic tables and benches outside, organizing items for the
silent auction, decorating the grounds with fall flowers and
Activity: Food Booth
Timing: Beginning at 8:00am until 4:00pm, 2–4-hour shifts
Description: Requires standing in the food booth, where soup, chili,
hotdogs, and soda are sold. Food Booth workers take the appropriate
amount of tickets for the food items ordered. Food Booth workers
also monitor food supply levels and alert kitchen when more soup,
chili, etc, is needed. Food booth helpers are required to wear
gloves when handling food items. Workers are also needed to grill
hotdogs between 10:00 and 3:00, and cook funnel cakes between 10:00
and 4:00. The Funnel Cake Cooks must have either prior experience or
training and must be at least 18 years old.
Timing: Morning of the Festival beginning at 7:00am until after
4:00pm. 3- or 4-hour shifts are recommended
Description: Kitchen workers keep up with the demand for food by
heating chili and soup, making funnel cake batter, replenishing
condiments, and transporting food out to the food booth as needed.
Activity: Ticket BoothActivity: Plant Sale
Timing: Beginning at 9:00am until 4:00pm, 2 – 4 hour shifts
Description: Ticket Booth workers sit at the ticket tables and
primarily sell tickets and collect cash. Ticket Booth workers also
answer questions and direct people to various activities.
Timing: All week prior to the festival and from 8:00am to 4:00pm on
Description: People are needed to help organize, display and price
donated items the week prior to the Festival. On the day of the
Festival, cashiers are needed to sell and bag items, and to keep
items organized throughout the day. Packing up and organizing and
cleaning is needed after the Festival is over.
Activity: Friendly Cafe
Timing: 7:00am to 4:00pm, 2-4 hour shifts recommended
Description: Helpers are needed early to set up and price donated
baked goods as they arrive, as well as make coffee and help early
customers. During the Festival, helpers sell baked goods and keep
the area clean and organized.
Timing: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Description: Workers help to set up and price live plant items
outside at a table behind the Meetinghouse. During the day, helpers
are needed to answer questions and sell the plants.
Kid’s Crafts and Games
Timing: 8:00am to 4:00pm - 2-4 hour shifts recommended
Description: A variety of craft activities and games are provided
outdoors for children. Workers in this area take the appropriate
number of tickets for each activity, and also assist children with
the various activities as needed.
Activity: Clean up
Timing: Immediately after the Festival and the Following Day
Description: Pack up and put away all tables, canopies, signs, etc.
that are outside. Clean up the food booth and pack up any remaining
food. Organize and pack up unsold items from the Mercantile.
There are a variety of other ways to participate in the Fall
Festival, not listed above. Friends make valuable contributions by
participating in the entertainment portion of the Festival, Face
Painting, Quaker Jukebox, Quaker Way Booth, taking photos of the
event, participating in the Wedding Reenactment, working with
organizing the Crafters, providing historical and current
information to visitors in our Meeting House, and by helping in many
other ways that make it all possible.
To volunteer, contact our
Volunteer Coordinator as soon as possible, before the
position you're interested in is filled.
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