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Volunteer at the Pumpkin Festival
Posted October 13th, 2009 - 5:47 pm by from Brno, Czech Republic (Permalink)
We are going to volunteer with the city's parks department. Several people have expressed interest in volunteering in a role where there is more interaction with people. So here it is. Coming up is the Fall Pumpkin Festival in Central Park. They need assistance with the craft and game area for children. There will be activities like pumpkin painting, face painting, corn husk doll making, etc… All volunteers will receive a tee shirt, hat and lunch.

The 2009 Pumpkin Festival is an annual event to celebrate the fall harvest season that will take place on Saturday, October 24 and features a scarecrow design competition and pumpkin giveaway.

This year's Pumpkin Festival will take place from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Central Park by 72nd Street. We will have participatory programming including:

* Spooktacular Haunted House
* Citywide Scarecrow Design Competition
* Pumpkin Patch – kids take home a free pumpkin!
* Pumpkin carving & decorating stations
* Hay rides
* Walkabout characters
* Face painting
* Greenmarket vendors
* Live entertainment from The Big Apple Circus, Kidrockers, and more!

We are going to split up into two volunteer shifts; 10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm. Please join the event and write in the comments section which shift you will volunteer for.

Posted October 13th, 2009 - 5:47 pm by from Brno, Czech Republic (Permalink)
Meeting link is here http://www.couchsurfing.org/meetings.html?mid=50382

Posted October 15th, 2009 - 5:59 pm by from Brno, Czech Republic (Permalink)
we already have more then 25 people signed up. I am really excited.

Posted October 19th, 2009 - 8:01 pm from Jackson Heights, United States
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Posted October 19th, 2009 - 10:19 pm by from Brno, Czech Republic (Permalink)
You can, but then you'll have to put up with me all day.

See you saturday.

Posted October 24th, 2009 - 7:57 pm by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
What a Great Event this was Indeed! Thanks for bringing us into this!

For thoose who want to follow up -we are joining the Fall Party in the international House near Columbia University.

Greets-Alexander + Sonia

Posted October 27th, 2009 - 12:56 am by from Berlin, Germany (Permalink)
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Hope to see you in Berlin some day and always without hand-cuffs....