Months in the making
This weekend, Sunday, Oct. 13, beginning with our grand and glorious parade at noon, the annual celebration of our town arrives with the Glen Ellen Village Fair.
For many months, a select group of town supporters has been meeting to orchestrate Sunday’s gala day.
Many hands make work light, but still, it’s been a long haul to fair day.
We are especially grateful to this year’s team. Thanks go out to the Glen Ellen Village Fair board of directors: Leslie Vaughn, president of our Village Fair Committee; Lisa Hardy, vice president; Vicki Nightingale, secretary; Eileen Berger, treasurer; and Janie Soto.
It takes a village
General members of the Glen Ellen Village Fair committee include Dyani Bachelder, Eileen Berger and Lisa Coleman. Matthew Dickey is in charge of entertainment. Rick Dunham and Margie Foster serve as advisors. Two quilt raffle coordinators, Lisa Hardy and Michael Hardy, are making sure the quilt is shown around the Valley before and during fair day. Archie Horton, along with the team of Shannon and Steven Lee, coordinate Kids Alley. Parade duties are handled by Vicki Nightingale, Norm Oliver and Trina Oliver. Janie Soto is the one to contact to secure a booth. Kevin Vaughn helps his sweetie, Leslie Vaughn, who serves as Glen Ellen Village Fair director. Riitta Vesterinen completes the team that coordinates our annual celebration. We truly applaud all of these good folks who devote their time and energy to making our village fair a successful and safe day filled with good food, great music and plenty of time to greet friends and neighbors as we roam our main street, Arnold Drive.
Volunteers still needed
The fair committee is still seeking helpers. Folks willing to help set up booths for the day, attend Kids Alley during the afternoon and others to make sure our streets are clean at day’s end should contact Leslie Vaughn now. She needs to know you’re willing to help. Leslie can be reached at 935-9163 (home), 494-6197 (cell), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Alley team has a place for you
Kids Alley sets up on Carmel Avenue and includes simple carnival games and a bounce-house designed for kids ages 3 to 10. At the games, the children win prizes and once they fill their “punch card” they come to
the front table to get a goodie bag.
Volunteers are needed to work at Kids Alley. They must be at least 11 years old (middle school age or older) and willing to work for at least an hour-and-a-half. Anyone willing to do more than one shift will be given extra perks.
Volunteers are needed for each of the following shifts on Sunday Oct. 13:
• Kids Alley set up, 10:30 to noon (three volunteers needed).
• Kids Alley game/bounce house helpers, noon to 1:30 p.m. (10 volunteers needed).
• Kids’ Alley game/bounce house helpers, 1:30 to 3 p.m. (10 volunteers needed).
• Kids’ Alley game/bounce house helpers, 3 to 4:30 p.m. (10 volunteers needed).
• Kids Alley clean-up crew: 4 to 5:30 p.m. (three volunteers needed).
If you can help, please respond to email@example.com. Let Shannon know which shifts are your first choice and second choice. She is best reached via the above email address or on her cellphone at 818-399-0425. A message can also be left on her home phone at 996-3352. I hope among my readers there are a few good folks willing to take a little time out of their fair day, to help Shannon in Kids Alley.