Plans are in progress for the 42nd Fall Festival which will be held on Sunday, October 7, 2018.
We are seeking MANY volunteers for it to happen. Whether you have previously worked or are a new volunteer, we need your help. Contact information for chairpersons in the respective areas is listed below if you are willing to volunteer, and/or donate snacks, silent auction and/or upscale resale shoppe items. Also, please assist us with Fall Festival communications by word of mouth, social media, newsletters, bulletins, boards, etc.! Thank you!! Come & observe the natural beauty of DuBois Center on October 7.
The 42nd Fall Festival will include these areas with respective chairpersons & phone numbers:
FOOD & BEVERAGES:
Oak Lodge Café – Audrey Hicks: 618-939-8673
Sweet Shop – Kristen Belcher: 618-567-6863 & Melissa Nehrt: 314-440-6646
Pocket Tacos – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
Beverages – Nancy Wagner: 618-444-2835
Crafters – Susan Fuchs: 618-978-3182
Music – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
Kidz Korner – Alaina Scherle: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pumpkin Patch – Nancy Wagner: email@example.com
Horses (arena) – Scott Kuether: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pontoon rides – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
Hayrides – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202
(Tractors) – Mark Beckmeyer: 618-335-9945
OAK LODGE ATTRACTIONS:
Upscale Resale Shoppe – Norma Borgmann: 618-533-1658
Quilt Tickets – Norma Borgmann: 618-292-4617
Silent Auction – Norma Borgmann: email@example.com
Set Up/Take Down – Rev. Todd Mushaney @618-286-4211 & Crew from Christ UCC/Dupo-Need multiple volunteers.
Set Up Fall Décor – The Fuchs Family-Need multiple volunteers.
Bankers (responsible for start-up $/charting/depositing) – Need multiple volunteers.
Cashiers (in var. areas): Don Kaiser; Roger & Julie Harris – Need multiple volunteers.
Ticket Takers for Hayrides – Need multiple volunteers.
Horse Walkers – Scott Kuether: firstname.lastname@example.org – Need multiple volunteers.
Greeters in Welcome Area (front entrance)–Marketing Committee – Need multiple volunteers.
Boat Catchers (assisting people on/off boats/catching them) – Need multiple volunteers.
“Floaters” (willing to sub in an area on a moment’s notice) – Need multiple volunteers.
Parking Lot Attendants (maintaining orderly parking on our field) – Need multiple volunteers.
Tractor Drivers – Mark Beckmeyer: 618-335-9945 – Need multiple volunteers.
Boat Drivers (for 2 pontoon boats) – DuBois Center: 618-787-2202 – Need multiple volunteers.
Publicity (distributing FF flyers & media coverage) – Marketing Committee & DuBois Center.
(Contact DuBois Center: 618-787-2202 or Norma Borgmann: 618-292-4617 if no chair or telephone number is listed).
VOLUNTEERS are NEEDED in ALL of the above AREAS! We hope YOU will be able to help at Fall Festival
In addition, SNACKS (including cookies, cakes, pies, breads, etc.) are requested for the Sweet Shop (by Roadside Cottage). Your food and/or cash donations certainly make it possible for the Fall Festival visitors to make desired purchases. All the Sweet Shop profits are designated for our Camp/Retreat Scholarship Fund so as to financially assist future campers and/or retreaters.
An “Upscale Resale Shoppe” with items that are new or nearly new treasures valued at $5.00 or more will be featured again in Oak Lodge from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm. Items will be priced rather than bid upon as in the Silent Auction. Suggestions for resale shop donations include: Handbags-totes; Jewelry-scarves; Indoor décor-baskets; Outdoor décor-decorative planters; Holiday décor-wreaths; and Christmas and/or Birthday Presents. All donated items will be in new or in excellent condition.
The Silent Auction (Oak Lodge) will be sold to the highest bidders from a selection of themed baskets, seasonal décor, unusual and practical items, etc. Donations of these items are truly welcomed. All donated Silent Auction entries need to be registered at the designated table by noon on October 7. Bidding numbers are required to participate. The Silent Auction will close at 3:30 pm.
There will also be 3 “Quilt Drawings” – each with unique design. One ticket is $1.00 or 6 tickets for $5.00.
We hope that you will mark your calendar now and seriously think about being a volunteer in any area. We will need volunteers on October 5 and 6 to set up all areas.
The Fall Festival is our major annual fundraiser. Profits are deposited in the General Fund with the exception of the Sweet Shop’s profits which are applied toward the Scholarship Fund. Monetary donations are greatly appreciated to help defray Fall Festival expenses and may be mailed in advance or given at Fall Festival.
Please help us promote the 42nd Fall Festival, and we hope to see you at DuBois Center on Sunday, October 7! .
Thanks for your support! The Outdoor Ministries Fall Festival Planning Committee: Norma Borgmann (Chair), Mark Beckmeyer, Susan Fuchs, Roger Harris, Don Kaiser, Alaina Scherle, and Nancy Wagner and DuBois Center staff