I met with Lynn Benrud at Tilly’s Bar and Grill this afternoon to discuss Downtown Oronoco Gold Rush Days and how I can be useful during our antique festival here on August 16, 17 and 18. She doesn’t know me all that well and after I volunteered, she wanted to talk about what I liked to do so I can be best matched with the jobs. I was pleased to have a chance to talk about myself – who wouldn’t!? And it was good to get to know her as well.
On Wednesday evening, I’m going to help with creating binders, and for the rest of the weekend, I’ll do whatever I can. I said I’d work 4-5 hours per day, but that I have an SCA demo going on in my yard (well-manned by other people so I don’t have to stay there). Plus I want to help at the VFW. After joining, I do want to help with our pancake breakfasts or maybe with hamburgers; it’s how I’m going to get to know people and what I like doing.
Lynn agreed. She’s going to use me here and there, let me get an idea of all the different sort of tasks that are done. There is directing traffic and helping at the information booth and checking on people who are stationed somewhere and need breaks. There’s flagging, and putting out the No Parking signs. Lots of things to do.
I’m also going to help update the FaceBook page! So if you live in the area and want to stay informed, or if you maybe want to plan a trip here next year, go ‘like’ us!