Greenville Day organizers looking for volunteers

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By Melanie Lekocevic

Capital Region Independent Media

Fireworks will again light up the Greenville sky this weekend. Pictured is the 2021 Greenville Day fireworks show. Courtesy of Lesley Smith

GREENVILLE — The 16th annual Greenville Day will be held this weekend and organizers say they are looking for a few helping hands.

The two-day event, scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24, will be held at George V. Vanderbilt Town Park on Route 32 and is organized by Community Partners of Greenville and the town.

Each year, the event draws several thousand people over the course of the two days. A small cadre of volunteers has been working for months organizing the festivities, which will include carnival rides, pony rides, live music, over 60 vendors, a musical talent contest, a petting zoo, a tent craft fair and business expo, and more.

In 2021, more than 3,000 people turned out for Greenville Day. More attended the event in pre-COVID years.

With so many people headed for Greenville and the park this weekend, organizers say they could use the help of volunteers on the two days of the event, this Friday and Saturday.

“If anyone is willing to come in for an hour or two to help direct traffic or do a bunch of different tasks that we have to do, that would be great,” said organizer William Bardel of Community Partners of Greenville.

The group has asked the school district to spread the word to get teen volunteers to help out, but there will be plenty of work to go around.

“If you are interested in volunteering for Greenville Day, Community Partners and the town would certainly appreciate it,” Bardel said. “Please email us no later than Tuesday at info@cpog.org.”

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