Many Volunteers Needed for
Year 2001 Festivals & Special Events

The Cascade Geographic Society is looking for volunteers to assist in their Year 2001 festivals and special events. People of all ages and abilities are needed for a variety of tasks.

The following are the dates and times of the festivals and special events that are sponsored by the Cascade Geographic Society that are in need of volunteers. They are listed below in the order of their dates:

"Mount Hood Oregon Trail Quilt Show & Old-Time Fiddlers Jamboree" --- July 21st (Saturday), 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and July 22nd (Sunday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

On Saturday there will be a special "Evening Concert" from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. performed by the Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers, followed by a "Gospel Show on Sunday from 10 a.m. to Noon. Beginning at 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. will be the "Oregon Trail Vintage & Classic Motorcar Show & Tour". 

"Mount Hood Huckleberry Festival & Barlow Trail Days" --- August 24th (Friday), 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; August 25th (Saturday), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and August 26th (Sunday), 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

This is our largest Festival and we need a lot of assistance. We have Oregon Trail tours scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings that we'll need extra volunteers for; assistance
setting up and tearing down the sound system for "Great Northwest Music Stage", not to mention assisting with the stage; assistance during the "Huckleberry Music Jam" and the "Huckleberry Evening Concert" on Saturday; assistance with the "World's Record-Breaking Watermelon Launch" on Saturday afternoon; setting up and tearing-down booths; putting out highway signs; bagging Huckleberries; assisting with the "Huckleberry Vintage & Classic
Motorcar Show & Tour"; and a whole lot more.

"Mount Hood Salmon & Mushroom Festival" --- October 6th (Saturday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and October 7th (Sunday), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

On Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., will be the "Mount Hood Loop Vintage & Classic Motorcar Show & Tour" that will be in need of volunteers. In addition, on Saturday the "Oregon State Chili Championship" will take place, and the "Mount Hood Grilling Championship" taking place on Sunday.

"Mount Hood Public Lands Clean-Up" --- November 3rd (Saturday), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 

This event is in need of volunteers not only for assisting in the clean-up of illegal dumpsites, but also in unloading trucks at the dumpsters.

"Christmas Along the Barlow Trail" --- December 8th (Saturday), 

The Oregon Trail Heritage Day" will take place between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; and December
9th (Sunday), from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the "Oregon Trail Heritage Tour" will be provided to the public. Volunteers are needed for both days.

Please note that listed above are only some of the festivals and special events in need of volunteers. The Cascade Geographic Society has other volunteer opportunities that could use assistance. These needs range from restoration of the Oregon Trail to the enhancement of fish and wildlife habitats, to assisting with the restoration of the "Portland Underground" (the Shanghai Tunnels), to assisting with the development of living history exhibits, to restoring historic buildings, conducting research, and a whole lot more.

The donation of a few hours could mean a great deal to the Cascade Geographic Society. The jobs needing assistance are many and are diverse. Your talents and expertise might just be a perfect match. Some of this work you can do right at home. If you'd like to find out how you can fit in, please give us a call at (503) 622-4798.

Michael P. Jones or Nita Kreuzer
Cascade Geographic Society
P.O. Box 398
Rhododendron, Oregon 97049
(503) 658-6233

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