Friday, November 23, 2012

Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival seeking volunteers

By DIANE HENTGES, Director of the Volunteer Center/RSVP  at the United Way of Wyandotte County.

A great opportunity awaits those who can’t wait for the holiday season.

On Friday Nov. 30, at City Hall Plaza, the Downtown Holiday Lighting Festival will take place. This is a great event that brings the community together.

There will be entertainment, food, decorated trees from the neighborhood associations, a visit with Santa, goodie-bags for the first 1000 children, free movies, popcorn, cotton candy and crafts for the children.

Activities will also take place at City Hall Plaza.

The event is planned to start at 4 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. with the lighting of the mayor’s tree.

In order for this event to be successful we need volunteers. The first need for volunteers is on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. We need help to bag popcorn for the movie goers. On Friday, volunteers act as greeters and direct visitors to various activities.

Other volunteers will see that those guest watching movies have popcorn. Still, others will help give cotton candy to the children. Some volunteers will help guide the line of children and families waiting to see Mr. and Mrs. Clause.

For those volunteers who like to ham-it-up, there are opportunities for you to dress in costume and visit with the guests. There is also a need for volunteers to help guide the various costumed characters and entertainers. These are just a few of the many volunteer opportunities available.

To volunteer or to find out more information please contact Diane at 913-371-3674 or a