I'm back from my mountain sojourn. And way to pick up the blog slack there, board members. Really, one post? From the what, 9 of you? Good effort.
Anyway here we are, you and me and a scant 43 days until Irish Fest opens its 11th edition. And you know what we're going to talk about, don't you? That's right: volunteers.
I know it's a drum we constantly beat. I know you get tired of hearing it. I get tired of saying it. But the truth is we need you. Desperately. We need you like a bee needs a flower, like a fish needs water or maybe tartar sauce, like a car needs fuzzy dice. We truly cannot put this festival on without you, your friends, your family members. And so annually, I beg and cajole and plead with you to volunteer.
The crazy thing is, I shouldn't need to. We should have to turn away surplus vols. Because this is such a great deal. You give us a 4 hour shift. Doing a fun job. You get in free the day you work. You get a free ticket for another day. You get a cool free t-shirt, free refreshments while you work, new friends, and a great time. And you become a member of the coolest family in town, the Irish Fest family.
Do me a solid, sign up today. In a little while I'll be offering you some helpful tools to get your friends and fam to join you, but you take that first step. Lead by example. Do it now.