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Volunteer Opportunity-Family Expo-November 21, 22, 23

Posted by Ron Wolford -

This is an exciting opportunity for you (and a friend) to meet your local farmers and to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, along with a long list of items, just before Thanksgiving! Now you ask yourself, "How am I going to do that? What will it cost?"

Here's how it works! You and a friend volunteer for the EXPO at the Chicago Cultural Center in downtown Chicago at Randolph Street and Michigan Avenue!

Days, Dates, Times:

Friday - November 21, 2008 (9am-6pm)

Saturday - November 22, 2008 (9am-6pm)

Sunday - November 23, 2008 (9am-8pm)

Shift Times:

Friday - Nov. 21, 2008

6:30am-11:00am = assist exhibitors with their booth set-ups

12:15p-3:45pm = assist with greeting, directions, as needed

3:30pm-6:00pm = assist with moving registration/tickets upstairs

Saturday - Nov. 22, 2008

6:30am-10:00am = assist exhibitors with their booth set-ups

9:30am-12:30pm = assist with Kids Corner (not babysitting OR

Drop-off) parents must stay with their children

12:00pm-4:00pm = assist with greeting, directions, as needed

Sunday - November 23, 2008

9:30am-12:30pm = assist with greeting, directions, as needed

12:15pm-3:45pm = assist with greeting, directions, as needed

4:00pm-8:00pm = assist exhibitors with their booth break-downs

We have several volunteer needs, including greeting visitors and also assisting at our exhibit table distributing information and encouraging more people to sign up for our newsletter and possibly becoming a volunteer in the future!

There is absolutely no charge to you! Your time and energy to cover your shift schedule is a HUGE contribution to our organization and needed too. Thank you!

The added bonus of this adventure is getting into the EXPO free, getting a chance to meet local farmers and have the freshest fruits and vegetables on your Thanksgiving table! And, November is not too early to do some holiday shopping while attending educational workshops and cooking demos.

Please RSVP to get the shift schedule most convenient for you and a friend to join us!

To sign up, please go to and clicking on "volunteer". Looking forward to seeing you again at the EXPO!

If you are not able to 'volunteer' for the EXPO but are available to 'volunteer' at other times, please contact Patricia at: or 708-763-9920 ASAP!

Elisabeth L. Condon

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