Each year Greensboro welcomes thousands of people to Southland Jubilee, the region’s largest heritage arts festival. Southland Jubilee is looking for volunteers to welcome these people into downtown Greensboro.
Each year numerous volunteers dedicate their time to the success of the festival. Without the help of these gracious people, Southland Jubilee would not be the event that it is every single year.
Southland Jubilee is calling for volunteers. Volunteer shifts include, 5:30-8pm Friday, April 19 assisting with vendors checking in, decorating the Main Stage sponsored by Reynolds Plantation and The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, setting up tables and chairs, and working to decorate the Children’s Area.
The volunteer duties do not stop there. There are also shifts on Saturday, April 20 all day long. These shifts include, 6:30-10am assisting with vendor check in, helping set up tents, decorate the entrance ways, and other duties that may apply. If that early in the morning is not your friend, we also have duties starting at 9:30am until 4pm. These duties include, volunteering in Festival Hall, working in Southland Jubilee Headquarters, selling merchandise, and giving out information. The last shift of the day begins at 4pm. This shift will include helping remove decorations from the entranceways, assisting vendors with taking down tents, and packing up the Jubilee information.
Volunteers are very essential to those managing the festival. Please considering helping Southland Jubilee make its 15th year great by volunteering your time to help set up the festival. All volunteers will be rewarded with a free festival T-shirt if they sign up by April 8.
For those who are interested in volunteering at Southland Jubilee, contact Kendrick Harris, Southland Jubilee Chair, at (706) 453-7674 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Southland Jubilee, please visit www.SouthlandJubilee.com
Volunteer Led Clean-ups Take Place Across the City
Greensboro’s new Community Housing Team is leading the way in cleaning up the city. The team took the lead in the city’s annual Clean Up Day that took place over last weekend.
Greensboro’s city-wide clean up is an annual event that offers citizens an opportunity to dispose of general trash and debris. The Community Housing Team built on this effort with organized Clean Ups in the Mill Village and other areas throughout Greensboro. Volunteer teams used trash bags provided by the city to pick up and bag litter. The collected trash was later picked up and disposed of by city workers.
Greensboro’s Public Housing Director, Robert Motley took the lead on beautifying Greensboro’s public housing and the surrounding areas.
“We got permission to clean up several abandoned lots around public housing,” explains Motley. “These abandoned lots were littered with mattresses, trash and other junk and had a negative effect on the neighborhood as a whole.”
The City of Greensboro has announced its annual city-wide Clean-Up Day will take place on Monday, March 25, and Greensboro’s newly-minted Community Housing Team is looking to take full advantage of the opportunity to clean up and beautify the city.
The annual city-wide clean up offers Greensboro residents an opportunity to dispose of old appliances, furniture, general trash and debris. Residents may place junk or trash at the curb in front of their home on or before 8 am on March 25, and city workers will dispose of it.
To build on this effort, Greensboro’s Community Housing Team is working to organize neighborhood clean-ups throughout the city.
“This is a great opportunity to improve our neighborhoods by getting rid of trash and debris,” says team member Annie Grant. “We have several clean-ups organized and hope to confirm more clean-up teams throughout the city and individual communities.”
Greensboro’s Public Housing Director, Robert Motley has taken the lead on beautifying Greensboro’s public housing and the surrounding areas.
“We have permission to clean up several abandoned lots around public housing,” explains Motley. “These abandoned lots are littered with mattresses, trash and other junk and have a negative effect on the neighborhood as a whole.”
In addition, Greensboro’s Housing Authority is organizing a student-led beautification effort. Students, who are out of school for spring break during the clean-up, will assist by planting flowers in all five Housing Authority complexes.
In the Railroad Neighborhood, students will work to clean up the area around Parker Bridge and the historic Baber House.
Greene County African American Museum spokesperson and Housing Team Member Mamie Hillman comments, “The children in the Railroad community have been helping to keep their neighborhood clean through volunteer clean-ups since they were very little. Now many of those children are teenagers and young adults who still volunteer their time to improve the community.”
The Greensboro Community Housing Team is encouraging community groups and neighborhood organizations across the city to organize clean up activities. In addition to pick up service as part of the city-wide Clean Up Day, the city of Greensboro will provide trash bags and other supplies for any neighborhood group that wishes to organize a community clean up within a specific area. For more information about organizing a clean up your neighborhood, contact Annie Grant at Greensboro City Hall by telephone at (706) 453-7967.
“We hope to see the greater Greensboro community come together to really clean-up our city,” explains Better Hometown Director and Community Housing Team Member Cail Hammons. “Already we have clean ups scheduled for the Canaan, Mill Town, and Railroad communities.”
The Greensboro Community Housing Team was formed in 2012 to address housing challenges within the city of Greensboro. The team is made up of volunteers from across the community and seeks to improve housing conditions in Greensboro with technical assistance from the Georgia Initiative for Community Housing.
Georgia Classic Cruisers (GCC) invites all car enthusiasts to come and enjoy a variety of hot rods, classics, antiques and trucks on April 20 at the fifteenth annual Southland Jubilee.
The car show will be located on S. Main St. and is expected to draw over 150 specialty vehicles from Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Athens and surrounding areas.
"Our Southland Jubilee car show attracts over 150 car enthusiasts from across the state and it is our biggest show of the year,” said Al Murawski, chairman of the GCC club. “The show also gives our members an opportunity to share our interest with the lake area community, while also showcasing American history with cars ranging from the Model T to the muscle cars of today."
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