Help with the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s 2017 retail sales. On Sunday, April 30th, help set up shelving units (and enjoy a potluck lunch); jobs on Wednesday through Friday include folding t-shirts (learning the fine art of using a folding board along the way) plus stocking the shelves with t-shirts and other MSWF merchandise; from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon, you can help with sales (no money handling); and from Sunday afternoon into the evening there are take-down tasks.
All work is indoors, on a concrete floor. Every volunteer will receive a Volunteer T-shirt in thanks. Please consider volunteering for take-down on Sunday after 5PM. This is a critical need and many hands make light work.
This volunteer work is suitable for teens from a mature 14 years old and up. If teens want School Service Learning hours certified, we can do that.
Reminder - The entry deadline for the Maryland Lamb & Wool Queen Contest is April 21st, a little over a month away! The Queen and Princesses represent the Maryland Sheep Breeders Association and help the organization promote sheep and wool. The contest is open to Maryland residents between the ages of 14 and 18 who are active in some area of sheep or wool production (purebreds, commercial, 4-H or FFA project, spinning, etc.). Please spread the word to anyone who might be interested!
" Lots of animals to pet, sheepdog trials to watch, music, fairground food, shearing demonstrations, storytelling, wool spinning demos - fascinating, and it's outdoors, so the kids can be as loud as they want. "
Anita W.Silver Spring, MD
" The festival is a great coming together of rural America. There is so much livestock, wool, yarn & southern food here, it's amazing. "
Manasi K.Seattle, WA
" If you have any love whatsoever of sheep, wool, fleece, fiber, or anything to do with knitting, weaving, or spinning, then this is the festival for you. "