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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 22, 2014

Volunteers sought for the 175th celebration

By Xiomara Levsen | Apr 21, 2014

A volunteer fair will be held tonight in Washington to help get more volunteers for the first week of June for the 175th Anniversary.
The volunteer fair will be held at JP’s 207 from 7  to 9 p.m. There will a booth for each day of the celebration letting people know what the activities are and what they still need help with, said Washington Chamber of Commerce executive director Michelle Redlinger.
“The weekend activities are most in need of volunteers,” she said.
June 7 is Ridiculous Day. There will be traditional activities held during the day, such as the parade and the family games. That evening a street dance will be held, Redlinger said. Volunteers are needed to help with the Ridiculous Day parade, the family games, and during the evening, help is needed to check IDs for the street dance, workers for the beer tent, and taking down the fence, Redlinger said.
Erin Rugg is in charge of Fitness Day, which will be held on Friday, June 6. She needs volunteers to help with the games at Sunset Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“We’ll have games, like a bouncy house, and croquet sets out in the park,” Rugg said. “What I need are people to watch the games, preferably adults, to make sure everyone is taking their turn.”
Rugg is also the coordinator for the Alumni Football game on Saturday, June 7. She needs someone to help her sell programs during the game, which begins at 6 p.m. at Case Field. She also needs help with T-shirt pickup Friday, June 6, at Sunset Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the game Saturday evening.
Also, this evening there will be a ribbon outside the Washington Chamber of Commerce at 6:30 p.m., Redlinger said. The chamber recently received a new sign, which will say ‘Washington Welcome Center,’ which is what the ribbon cutting is for.

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