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The Cultural Festival needs volunteers

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The Portage County community has all sorts of events for different interests but one of the most popular is The Portage County Cultural Festival and volunteers are needed to make the event a success.

The Cultural Festival will be held on May 11 at the Stevens Point Area Senior High (SPASH). The festival starts at 10:00 a. m. and ends at 5:00 p. m. in the afternoon.

“It’s a day were everybody in Portage County can come together to celebrate the heritage that brings all of us together as a common community,” Jon Gadbois, an executive team member of the Portage County Cultural Festival, said.

Last year more than 15,000 people attended the Cultural Festival and participated in all of the various entertainment and activities that it had to offer. The Cultural Festival puts on a display of “sights, sounds, and aromas of the ethnic food, exhibits, entertainment, and children’s activities,” according to a volunteer sign up form in the current SPASH newsletter.

With the Cultural Festival’s growing popularity and all the entertainment it has to offer, they are in need of more volunteers. Volunteers can sign up on their own, and as a group. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities and available hours for people to sign up for. People can volunteer on May 10 from 3:30 p. m. to 8:00 p. m. and May 11 from 6:45 a. 7:00 p. m.

There are a number of different tasks that need to be completed to make sure that the Cultural Festival is successful. According to Gadbois, a few of these tasks include set up, take down, kitchen tasks, volunteer coordination which helps make sure everything runs smoothly, and the children center.

Volunteers can sign up through the Portage County Cultural Festival Website or at


4 Responses to “The Cultural Festival needs volunteers”

  1. Tigist on February 28th, 2019 2:30 PM

    I have not been to one of these events yet, but based on the article is seems interesting and fun. You explained the event well, gave the time and location which is important information for audience. Good Job.

  2. Naomi Clendenning on February 28th, 2019 2:33 PM

    This article gave a lot of information as to how to volunteer, and what volunteers would be doing during the cultural festival. This is a great event that I have attended for years. Well done.

  3. Nick Peotter on February 28th, 2019 2:35 PM

    I love the cultural festival. The food always brings me back every year, and my cherished alpaca wool socks came from the festival too. I’ll look into volunteering if I have the time to do it. Great job on your article.

  4. Liam Glennon on February 28th, 2019 2:50 PM

    I’ve never been to the cultural festival, but now I want to go, sounds like hoot! Informative yet concise. Well done.

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