Volunteer opportunity--- International Fall Festival
Join El Centro for the 2012 International Fall Festival held in downtown Eau Claire.
- Saturday, Sept. 15th from 10am until 6pm-
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!
Below is a list of volunteer duty descriptions:
Work at the El Centro booth. We will have 2-3 hour shifts available starting at 10am.
Parade - Begins at 3 p.m.
March in the parade. Throw candy to the crowd.
You may participate in both if you would like. This is a great event---lots of fun!!
If you are interested in volunteering, please log in (or register) below to sign up and Vicki will contact you with the details. Gracias!!
About the festival:
The International Fall Festival is a celebration of the Chippewa Valley’s cultural heritage. The purpose is to provide the community an opportunity to learn more about the people and cultures that make up West Central Wisconsin, while promoting downtown Eau Claire as a fun, family-orientated, entertainment and shopping environment. The International Fall Festival also serves as a fundraiser for Downtown Eau Claire, Inc (DECI) which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the development of business, housing, cultural resources, and activities within downtown Eau Claire, the heart of the City.
The festival creates a bazaar-like atmosphere where international food and crafts are available to all visitors. In addition to the bazaar, there is a World Stage, which features performances by a variety of musical and artistic groups. Finally, the festival would not be complete without the Parade of Nations, in which organizations and businesses throughout the area unite to showcase their roles in the community.
Don’t miss all of the awesome events happening downtown during the International Fall Festival!
• South Barstow Business Improvement District's Petting Zoo and Eau Claire Ford's Pony Rides, both will be from 10 a.m. -- 6 p.m.
• Xcel Energy World Stage from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Come see some Irish dancers and even catch a polka! International entertainment will be on the stage throughout the day.
• Masskrugstemmen at 12 p.m. The event is done by holding a liter of beer (in our case root beer or cream soda) in a large mug extended out in front of you with one arm parallel to the ground. It is held there until the arm is no longer parallel to the ground or until any of the beer is spilled, both will get you disqualified and out of the competition. The winner is the person whose arm is outstretched the longest. You won't want to miss out on this Bavarian tradition!
• RCU Parade of Nations at 3 p.m. The streets will be full of bands, dancers and internationally themed floats.
• Eau Claire Children’s Museum will be sending ducks down the Eau Claire River following the Parade of Nations. To learn how you can adopt a duck and safely send it on its journey go to the following webpage http://www.cmec.cc/special-events.html. Come help support the Children’s Museum!
• UWEC Blugold Marching Band performance shortly after the conclusion of the parade.