event volunteers needed, Pennypacker Mills

Posted by on September 19, 2011

Please come and join the Pennypacker Mills with these great up coming volunteer events!!!

Pennypacker Mills
5 Haldeman Road, Schwenksville, PA19473
Tel: 610-287-9349    Fax: 610-287-9657
Website: http://www.historicsites.montcopa.org/pennypackermills
Site E-mail: PennypackerMills@montcopa.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Linda Callegari, Assistant Administrator
Email: lcallega@montcopa.org

Pennypacker Mills is a historic site operated by the Montgomery County Department of Parks & Heritage Services. Guided tours, seasonal events, changing exhibits, education programs, and craft workshops are offered year round.  Tours and most events are free.

This historic site sits on 170-acres in Schwenksville, MontgomeryCounty. It was the home of Pennsylvania’s Governor, Samuel W. Pennypacker (1903-1907) and his family. Inside the three-story mansion, visitors see a completely decorated home with many original family heirlooms, early 18th and 19th century furnishings and upon further inspection, a very well documented collection.

All Hallow’s Eve Fall Festival – Saturday, October 15th – Hours: 1 to 4 pm.

This event is one of our oldest events and provides the visiting public with an opportunity to see how children and families celebrated the Halloween holiday one-hundred years ago.

There is no pre-training provided. Each volunteer will receive a packet in the mail prior to the event which lists key information about parking, where to report, and a detailed description of their task.

Tasks for this event:

Information Table: Need two individuals
Hand out site and department information about upcoming events and point out the location of various activities on the property.

Pumpkin Painting: Need four individuals
Children receive a free pumpkin to paint at this event. The set up for this task involves four individuals who work with children to see that they have the necessary paints and brushes they will need to complete the task. A staff member will oversee the distribution of children to each table to alleviate crowding. Parent supervision is required.

Fall Kid-Crafts: Need two individuals
The staff provides the instructions and all the supplies needed for the four crafts that children will make at this venue. Two volunteers man a table and provide the instruction to children on how to make a craft. Parent supervision is required.

Bean Bag Toss/Hay Pile: Need one individual
This task involves making sure children safely play with the bean bag toss activity and making sure that the hay pile does not get spread out too far. We will have all the activities set up, just need someone to oversee this area to keep it safe.

Information needed from each volunteer:

–Mailing address (other than business address)
–Tel. #
–Email (can be work or personal)
–Task they would like to do. Please be mindful that tasks are by first come, first serve and you may be assigned to another task.

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