Sidewalk Days in "desperate need" of volunteers

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By Lisa Goudy

Planning for Sidewalk Days is well underway, but co-ordinators are looking for more volunteers.

“We’re in desperate need of volunteer groups, meaning there’s a lot of groups out there that want to fundraise and make some money,” said Teresa Gillis. “We’re in need of them to come down, fill in an application and we’ve got a whole bunch of odd jobs where they can actually make some money.”

Gillis said that there are no volunteers yet for the event, which is scheduled to take place on July 5 to 7. It normally takes place in June, but this year it was moved in hopes of avoiding rain.

At least five or six volunteer groups are needed to do such jobs as security, set-up and take down and taking out garbage, she said.

“Last year there was no one selling water, which was beyond weird,” said Gillis. “(This year) we’ll make sure that everybody’s selling water at the same price, but you can sell as much as you want and all the proceeds are your own. We don’t take any of it.”

Gillis said there is also a need for sponsorship to help pay for the event. Because the event is free and Sidewalk Days is a non-profit organization, she said sponsorship is needed to keep the event growing “bigger and better” each year.

For more information, read an upcoming edition of the Times-Herald.

Organizations: Times-Herald

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