The Ticket OutReach Committee Needs Volunteers – Could it be you?

The Festival is in need of 2-4 individuals who like to organize and are a bit competitive!

As a member of the Ticket Outreach Committee you would be responsible for working closely with the Admission & Sales (Tickets) Committee Chairs and The Baby Fold (TBF) staff to get Festival of Trees tickets out into the community early to larger corporations and companies for pre-sales.  Your goal is to choose the best locations, invite those locations to participate and then gather their needs (ie., posters, “save the date” cards, sales materials), then distribute and pick up post-event.  Please contact Denise @ 309.310.5411 to volunteer.

Santa is Searching for Elves – Maybe it’s you!

Breakfast with Santa  – is returning for Saturday morning!  We have one fantastic Chair – need one more – two heads are better than just one!

We need more Elves too…the more the merrier…some could maybe even help clear tables or assist with a child’s craft…  Your role would be to oversee the flow of program – working with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves to plan their perfect arrival!

Santa pretty well knows how he likes his Grand Entrance – but you need to see to it that it all falls into place.  Options to Santa’s arrival include a small fun program to coincide with their arrival, a fun craft or game, someone from a store providing tips on the new toys out there…  Giveaways are happily received too!  This is a fun and rewarding event – how could you not have fun with children so full of anticipation for Santa and adorable Elves running around and full bellies too?!

The Festival needs people like you!  Click the button below to sign up!  To get a better understanding of the different areas click on the links to the left.

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Designers! Have You Signed Up for the Jeffrey Allans Design Workshop?

August 29, 2011 Deadline is Fast Approaching!

Are you designing for the Festival of Trees this year?  If so, we’d like you to consider signing up for the Jeffrey Allan Design Workshop.

When you attend a morning or afternoon session you will get:

  • Hands on demonstration and tips on tree decorating
  • Valuable coupons for attendees, compliments of Jeffrey Alans
  • Pick up 4 ft. trees if pre-ordered
  • Meet with the Designer Committee
  • Great time to shop

The Workshop will be held October 8.  The morning session begins at 9:00 am and the second session begins at 1:00 pm.

Sign up TODAY! https://thebabyfold.wufoo.com/forms/registration-for-jeffrey-alan-designer-workshop/


The Festival of Trees Needs YOU!

There are a number of opportunities to get involved with the festival of trees.  Here are our most pressing needs:

Events

Senior Social: Need Chair(s) and committee members

One time event held on Friday a.m. for Seniors.  A time for Seniors to socialize, enjoying light refreshments amid the splendor and beauty of the trees with your plan for entertainment on the stage.  You will need to consider what may interest them while you plan a program – working with our Sponsor and our Entertainment Chairs too for recommendations of talent/performances held in previous years or current.

Concert Among the Trees: Need Chair(s) and committee members.

One time event held Sat. evening:  your role would be in researching a local group for entertainment (Chapter 6 performed last year – an a capella group (no instrumentation), logistical planning, review of contract, working with contractual demands, overseeing “green room” and all other needs and demands while putting on a spectacular event ; also planning for next year’s concert, researching names and costs.

Avanti’s Family Night: Need a Co-Chair and committee members

Avanti’s donates and serves food to approximately 1,000 people.  Need logistical planning for drinks and table service; clearing of plates, ticket taking, assisting families carrying many trays to their seats and working with our great Entertainment Chairs for a great program on stage.

Sunday Brunch – need committee members; possibly co-Chairs for 2012

Logistical planning; researching churches to provide ticket sales; assist in menu and cost and working with our great Entertainment  Chairs  to plan a superb program on stage during this special time with family and friends

Special Areas – Need an “overall Chair(s) and more committee members.

We currently have Chairs residing over the Spa and Out & About Trees and are already working!!  The Chair(s) would provide continuity between the subcommittees – overseeing committee members to provide call backs to all places of business that have not responded to initial letter; pick up donations; decorate trees during Festival set-up; provide planning for volunteer needs and set up; order cookies for the Cookie Shop.

Breakfast with Santa  – is returning for Saturday morning!  We have one Chair – need one more!

Your role would be to oversee the flow of program – working with Santa, Mrs. Claus and their Elves to plan their perfect arrival!  Santa pretty well knows how he likes his grand entrance – but you need to see to it that it all falls into place.  Options to Santa’s arrival include a small fun program to coincide with their arrival or a fun craft or game.  Giveaways are happily received too!

Other Volunteer Needs Before Festival, During and After:

Presentation:  Need Chairs and committee

Assisting with creating the overall look and feel of the Festival of Trees – from the moment you walk in the door, until the moment you have to leave. You help to create an experience for our guests that will become a pleasant memory – and leave them wondering “what will they think of for next year”!  Trees and other creations are breathtaking in and of themselves.  Your main considerations are the entrances and stage with a sprinkling of artistic placements throughout the rest of the venue.  This is a very rewarding area from which to work – offering you an opportunity to stretch your wings in creation over an expansive and fresh canvas.

Jingle Bell Junction – Need Co-Chair

This is a lively area built around the idea that kids want something to do that is fun and entertaining while their parents/grandparents are looking at “trees”.  Connect with your inner child and have a blast planning games, crafts, a Talking Tree, Bounce House, giveaway prizes…a trip up to see Santa’s Workshop.  It is all about the children here!!  Co-Chairs should expect to have contact with one another and subcommittees at least monthly at first and then more often as we near the event.  Should have a “smiling personality” and must love kids to apply for this volunteer role!!

Set-up Team – Need Co-Chairs and committee members

Works closely with Operations and Events person(s) to provide best possible implementation of set-up; logistical planning; coordinating with Volunteer Co-Chairs; providing tools, instruction for storage and designation of areas.

Tear-down Team – Need Co-Chairs and committee members

Works closely with Operations and TBF Events person(s) to provide best implementation of tear-down; coordinates with Kiwanis Club of Normal for boxing of trees; coordinates with TBF Staff for trucking services that will deliver trees; coordinates unloading at garages and delivery of semis to farm.

Interested in helping in any of these areas?   Think you might be interested, but you want more information?  Let us know today by filling out our form ->  https://thebabyfold.wufoo.com/forms/fot-volunteer-form/

Meet Nancy Barling – Volunteer Spotlight

Nancy Barling has been participating in the Festival for a number of years.  Watch and here her story below.

Meet Nancy Barling – Volunteer Spotlight from Festival of Trees on Vimeo.

The Festival of Trees needs the support of over 1200 volunteers to put on this wonderful community event.

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Do You Like Planning Events/Concerts? We Would Love Your Help!

The Festival holds a number of fantastic events.  Each event is coordinated by a creative volunteer.  Today we’ll tell you a bit more about the Senior Social, Concert Among the Trees, Avanti’s Family Night, Sunday Brunch, Special Areas and Breakfast With Santa.  We need your help to coordinate these fabulous events.

Continue reading “Do You Like Planning Events/Concerts? We Would Love Your Help!”

Meet Anne Bliss & Steve Timmerman – Volunteer Spotlight

Ann and Steve along with many other Kiwanis members have supported the Baby Fold Festival of Trees for many years. Watch the video below to hear from them and why they support Festival.

Meet Anne Bliss & Steve Timmerman from Festival of Trees on Vimeo.

The Festival of Trees needs the support of over 1200 volunteers to put on this wonderful community event.

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