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Harp and Shamrock Society of Texas

2020 Harp & Shamrock St. Patrick's Day Festival

 

This year's St. Patrick's Day Festival will be held on Saturday, Mar 14 (noon-8:00p) and Sunday, Mar 15 (noon-6:00p) at La Villita near the Riverwalk.

The Harp & Shamrock Society will once again sponsor its “Passport to Ireland” interactive exhibit. Irish entertainment will be on the Arneson Stage both days. The River Parade will be on Sunday beginning at 4:00p.  These two days are going to be fun . . . bring the family!!

But for this event to be successful we need a lot of volunteers. Won’t you please come join us as a VOLUNTEER?    There are plenty of  fun volunteer opportunities for all ages -- families welcome. Volunteers will get additional instructions and specific orientation about each position below prior to the event. 

Here is how to sign-up:

  • Just scroll down to the information below to see the available volunteer slots; the description of the volunteer duties; and date/time of volunteer shifts.
  • Then click in the sign-up box to fill in your information. 
  • It is that easy!!

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE A HARP & SHAMROCK MEMBER TO  VOLUNTEER so spread the word to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc.

Thank you!

For more information, call Carolyn Dowd, Event Director @ 210-896-1598 or email, [email protected] or Volunteer Coordinator, David Patrick @ 210-259-9867, [email protected].

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Available Volunteer Slots Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CST)

Passport to Ireland - Set-up/Decoration

Help unload, setup tents, secure tents with bucket weights, setup & move tables. Medium to heavy lifting.

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
9:00am - 12:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Elliott Pressly
Melinda Britten

Volunteer Check-in/Membership table/Interactive Map of Ireland

Greet/Welcome volunteers, w/ some orientation direct to area where they will be volunteering, provide name tags; provide info about HSS membership, sign-up/renew members, tell HSS History; provide info on starting ancestry search on map of Ireland.

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
10:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
David Patrick
Tom Crane
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
David Patrick
Brenda Tobey
Looking forward to a great festival.
5:00pm - 8:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
David Patrick
Elizabeth Hajek
03/15/2020 (Sun) LaVillita 
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
David Patrick
Ned Thompson
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
David Patrick
PATTY BYRD
5:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
David Patrick

Passport to Ireland - Irish Store

ADULTS ONLY. Decorate the store, setup merchandise displays, assist customers regarding merchandise and store sales, direct customers to cashier, move merchandise to overnight storage area at end of day.

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
10:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Barbara Patrick
Elizabeth Hajek
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Barbara Patrick
Elvira Barrera
5:00pm - 8:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Barbara Patrick

Passport to Ireland - Irish Store

ADULTS ONLY. Reset/restock merchandise displays, assist customers regarding merchandise and store sales, direct customers to cashier, help with breakdown and storage of merchandise at end of day.

03/15/2020 (Sun) LaVillita 
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Barbara Patrick
Sue Weller
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Donna Doulton
5:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Barbara Patrick

Irish Store Cashier

ADULTS ONLY. Be comfortable handling cash and be able to conduct digital transactions via credit card on Paypal. PRE-ORIENTATION WILL BE PROVIDED.

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
11:00am - 2:00pm   
2:00pm - 5:00pm   
Dana Richardson
5:00pm - 8:30pm   
03/15/2020 (Sun) LaVillita 
11:00am - 2:00pm   
Bernadette Barry-Bonin
2:00pm - 5:00pm   
Joe McKeon
5:00pm - 7:00pm   

Blarney Crafts

On Sat: help setup display , after festival starts work with children with crafts , clay, etc, and help breakdown display and store supplies at end. On Sun: Help reset the area and conduct same functions as on Sat & breakdown at end. Sitting most of time

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
10:00am - 2:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Cecily Berg
Bill Thomson
Joyce Wright
2:00pm - 5:00pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Bobby Corbo
Rozana Corbo
5:00pm - 8:30pm (3)  
03/15/2020 (Sun) LaVillita 
11:00am - 2:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Victoria McGrady (2)
Lauren and Marcy McGrady
Allison Mulvey
Also Gerry Mulvey
2:00pm - 5:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Kerry McKeon
Allison Mulvey (2)
Also Gerry Mulvey
5:00pm - 7:00pm (3)  

Passport Tent (Famous Irish/Irish Heritage/Irish Texans)

Set up display for this area/ after festival opens at noon, host this area, speaking/engaging with festival guests, distribute passports, provide info about PTI /Be HSS Ambassadors. Very little sitting. PRE-ORIENTATION PROVIDED.

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
10:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Joan Moody
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Barbara Warnock
I will be there.
Bill O'Brien
5:00pm - 8:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Deirdre Murphy (2)
bringing my friend Maureen McConnell
03/15/2020 (Sun) LaVillita 
11:00am - 2:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Victoria McGrady (2)
Victoria and Richard McGrady
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Deirdre Murphy
5:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  

Passport to Ireland - Irish Legends Bean Bag Toss

Exciting activity for the youngsters while they learn about famous Irish legends. No heavy lifting but standing and bending over.

03/14/2020 (Sat) LaVillita 
11:30am - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Dana Goodman (2)
5:00pm - 8:30pm (2)  
03/15/2020 (Sun) LaVillita 
11:30am - 2:00pm (2)  
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
5:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  

River Parade Support

Assist in decorating boats for River Parade and assist point of contact Melinda Britten in getting participants on the boats/barges.

03/15/2020 (Sun) Riverwalk Old Marina 
3:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Ned Thompson
Mark Noneman

Mini River Parade/Float Around Support

Assist point of contact Melinda Britten with the barges/boats. Standing and walking involved.

03/14/2020 (Sat) Riverwalk Old Marina 
3:30pm - 7:00pm   
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