Organizers of the Beaverton Fall Fair – which runs Sept. 15, 16 and 17 – are asking members of the community to spare some time, energy and experience helping the new ‘Fun Zone’ live up to its name.
Volunteers aged 18 and older are needed to manage various areas of the Fun Zone, which has replaced the midway this year. The Fun Zone includes a crossfit tower, bungee run, obstacle course, jumping castle and happy face bounce/slide combo, and is entirely free to those who have paid for admission to the fair.
Darlene Jones, a two-decade resident of the area and frequent volunteer with various organizations, says this is an opportunity for people to get involved with their community and have a great deal of fun while doing it.
“Since I moved to the community 20 years ago, I’ve always been involved with something,” says Jones, a member of the team responsible for recruiting volunteers.
“It’s fun, it’s rewarding,” she adds.
Jones says they need approximately 18 volunteers for the event and while a few people have kindly signed on, there is still a need.
Beaverton is a small, tight-knit community that has long relied on dedicated volunteers, Jones noted.
“164 years ago, it was the volunteers to bring the fair together,” she says.
“That’s what makes the community — it’s the volunteers.”
Anyone interested in helping at the fair is asked to complete an application form found on the event’s website, http://www.beavertonfallfair.ca. If they have any questions, potential volunteers can contact a member of the fair board or email firstname.lastname@example.org.