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FPCU Westford

Strawberries 'N Arts Festival, Saturday June 18, 2022 10-3pm

Please join us on the Westford Town Common for the 46th Annual FPCU Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival! With your help, the festival is happening on Saturday, June 18 from 10am-3pm. Whether donating your time or wares, there are many opportunities to participate in the days leading up to the Festival, the day of the Festival, and the days after the Festival. Please browse the various tasks to find the ones that are right for you. Thank you for your consideration to volunteer, many hands make light work and we have found this to be absolutely true at the Festival. We look forward to you joining us in making this wonderful tradition come to life for the 46th time!

Think warm and sunny for June 18!

Created by:   Ellen Martins
 
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Hanging the Strawberry Festival Sign

The day after the apple blossom pancake breakfast, the Strawberry Festival sign gets hung up on the side of the church. Though the job only takes a few minutes, two strong and tall folks are needed to hoist the sign onto the hooks.

05/28/2022 (Sat) Fpcu 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins (2)
Ellen and Jess

Large Coolers needed

Drop off All-day Friday or Very Early Saturday- Available for pickup Sunday after service.

06/17/2022 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Patty Deren
We have 2 large coolers
Emily Teller

Posting Strawberry Festival Fliers

Fliers and a flier distribution list are located in the door slot outside of the church office. Please take only the packet for the area where you intend to hang the fliers (Nab, Forge Village, etc.) and include the area you're covering in the comments.

06/01/2022 (Wed) Various 
 (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled
Sue and Steve Smith
Westford House of Pizza > Main St. Convenience Store > Roudenbush > Library > Muffins on Main > > Groton Shaws > Johnsons > CVS Cornerstone Market Basket Evviva Cucina Rte 110 Tadmuck Senior Housing Nashoba Pizza Walgreens MacKay's Hardware Whole Foods
Amy Burk
Susan Cusson
Nab area is posted

Gas Grills Needed (With full tank, please)

We are looking to borrow some gas grills for use to cook with during the festival. This is a great way to season your grill for the summertime! We can pick up your grill early that morning and drop it off at the end of the day.

06/17/2022 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Melinda Raboin
I am leaving town at noon on Saturday so return it just outside the garage and I will have someone put it away later
Angela Harkness
Glen Anderson
Scott Henderson
Vince Lacon
9787272007

Baked Goods Donations

Drop off of baked goods takes place starting 24 hours prior to the festival. Please provide an ingredient list for each item baked. Thank you!

06/17/2022 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (25)  
12 of 25 slots filled
Sue Smith
Elana Schreiber
Amy Burk
Patty Deren
M&M Cookies
Jennifer Scarano
strawberry cake cookies
Betsy Taylor-Kennedy
Scones, cookies
Patti Mason (2)
Cookies
Abigail Hennessy
Meliessa Hennessy
Cake
Susan Cusson
Brownies
Alex Miller

Clean Trash Barrels needed

Clean trash barrels needed for housing iced sodas at the grill.

06/17/2022 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins (2)
Jessica Anderson (3)
3 from FPCU basement

Kitchen Aid Mixers needed

The Kitchen Aid Mixers will be busy whipping up the cream for topping the delicious shortcakes! Please Kitchen Aid brands only, as we've found that other brands risk motor burnout. Thank you in advance!

06/17/2022 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Amy Burk
Ellen Martins (3)
&2 FPCU
Stephanie Grabowski-Devlin

Posting the Festival Campaign Signs

Within 2 weeks before the Festival, help to place the 8-10 strawberry signs at designated locations about town! Having a friend along makes this job easier, as one person can drive and one can post the signs. Help to spread the word!

06/01/2022 (Wed) Various 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Chris Robinson
Sue and Steve Smith

Paper Goods Shopping- Rosenblooms

All amounts & instructions will be provided. Paper goods needed, to be purchased from Rosenblooms Party Store in Lowell- pick up anytime 2 weeks ahead.

06/04/2022 (Sat) Rosenblooms Party Store 
   
Carolyn & Jim Clark

Market Basket Orders/Pickup

All amounts and instructions will be provided. Shortcake,Ice,Creamer,Lemonade need to be ordered from MB one week before the festival (6/11) Lemonade and Creamer is picked up on Friday 6/17, Ice is picked up Saturday AM 6/18 at 9:30 and dropped off @FPCU

06/11/2022 (Sat) Market Basket- Ordering 
   
Ellen Martins
06/17/2022 (Fri) Market Basket- Shortcake, Lemonade and Creamer Pickup 
   
Ellen Martins
06/18/2022 (Sat) Market Basket- Ice Pickup 
9:30am - 9:45am   
Stephanie Grabowski-Devlin

BJs Shopping

BJs Shopping All amounts and instructions will be provided. This volunteer has a BJs Card, and can buy items anytime in the week before, then bring them to the FPCU basement.

06/12/2022 (Sun) BJs 
   
Jennifer Scarano

Ayottes Soda/Drinks Shopping

Ayottes Soda Shopping All amounts and instructions will be provided. This happens the Thursday before the Festival. The volunteer(s) will need a van or car with good shocks, and strong arms.

06/16/2022 (Thu) Ayottes 
   
Ellen Martins

Shopping for the Festival- Friday Morning to Costco with Ellen

Who doesn't like shopping? Help out fabulous Shopping Coordinator Ellen Martins on Friday Morning June 17th to make a Costco Run to pick up supplies for the Festival. Van or SUV is a plus. This is always a fun job.

06/17/2022 (Fri) Fpcu foyer, then off to Costco 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Patty Deren
looking forward to it!
Ellen Martins

Strawberry Pickup

Someone to make the drive up to Hollis NH to pick up our 400 quarts of strawberries. It's not long drive, and very peaceful and fun.

06/17/2022 (Fri) Hollis, NH 
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Sue and Steve Smith

Town Common Staking (night before)

To measure and place temporary booth staking markers prior to the morning of the festival.

06/17/2022 (Fri) Town Common 
6:00pm - 7:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Amy Burk
Earle Stokes

Set up and a bucket Washing

Always a fun night-before job. Help to wash and sanitize all serving items and surfaces that will be used in the next day's festival!

06/17/2022 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Janice Maienza
Ellen Martins

Town Common Staking

Maps and stakes out the common for vendor booths prior to festival start

06/18/2022 (Sat) Town Common 
6:00am - 7:00am (2)  
All slots filled
Richard Coleman
Earle Stokes

Vendor Registration

Greet vendors and provide assignments.

06/18/2022 (Sat) Town Common 
7:00am - 10:00am (3)  
All slots filled
Anna Clay
Nancy Eberiel
Chris Sanders

Setup Crew

Work along side trusty Boy Scout Troop 159!

06/18/2022 (Sat) Town Common 
7:30am - 10:00am (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Tim Deren
Gregory Hennessy
(Signed up in person Sun morning)Boy Scoot Troop 195

Strawberry Operations

This person will help to oversee the goings on in Fellowship Hall the morning of the event. Greeting volunteers and ensuring ServSafe guidelines are being followed. It's a simple but incredibly important job! Easy and quick orientation the morning of.

06/18/2022 (Sat) Fellowship Hall 
9:00am - 11:00am   
Susan Cusson

Strawberry Hullers

30+ hullers needed (masking required) to make short work of hulling the 360 quarts of strawberries for the festival. It's a fun way to start the day!

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:00am (40)  
20 of 40 slots filled
Marian Harman (2)
Marian +1
Ellen Rainville
Sue Smith
Elana Schreiber
Valerie Trantanella
Charles Trantanella
Emily Teller
Meliessa Hennessy
Katie Sawrey
Margaret Wheeler
Let me know if you need a barrel for composting of strawberry hulls.
Maggie Maloney
Susan Cusson
Rosie Sawrey
Cynthia Maloney
Kathryn Portante
Catherine Miller
Alex Miller (2)
Teddy Miller

Berry Mashing Assistant

Shadow Berry Mashing Extraordinaire Tom Lumenello, and help to oversee the berry mashing.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:30am   
Karin Drowne

Berry Mashing

Younger children (age 6 and older, masking required) are invited to help crank the strawberries through the antique berry masher under the tutelage of berry mashing veteran, Tom Lumenello and assistant.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:00am (10)  
4 of 10 slots filled
Gracie Dantin
Susan Cusson (2)
Colton & Lila
Catherine Philipsen

Strawberry Washers

Washing the strawberries before moving on to hulling

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
8:00am - 9:30am (3)  
All slots filled
Robert Murphy
Jim Clark
Carolyn Clark

Lemonade Makers

The lemonade team will make buckets of lemonade which will accomompany our freshly made shortcake desserts. Please meet in the Fellowship Hall Kitcken with thoroughly washed hands, tied back hair (if applicable). Gloves and instructions will be provided

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU kitchen 
11:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Kai Anderson (2)
Glen and Kai

Whipped Cream Team

Whip up the many gallons of whipped cream used to top off the luscious shortcakes.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Kitchen 
9:45am - 12:00pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Alison Peternell
Cindy Sacco
Molly Henderson

Shortcake Vendor Delivery

Help to deliver the pre-orders for shortcake to vendors who are otherwise unable to leave their booths. Volunteers may come to the FPCU shortcake table and check in for instruction five minutes prior to sign-up. 5th graders and up are welcome!

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
11:30am - 12:00pm (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled
Mary Lyman
Anita Aubin

Vendor Food Delivery

This involves bringing food to the vendors who may be unable to leave their booths to order lunch. Come to the grill tent at 10:30am. We are looking for one organized volunteer to manage the deliveries while the rest run the food.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:30am - 11:15am (6)  

Strawberry Shortcake Runners

This task involves bringing shortcake and whipped cream by wagon to the shortcake table. Strong tens and older for wagon pulling.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
11:45pm - 2:15pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Tom Clay (2)
Tom & Sara Clay

Strawberry Shortcake Servers and Cashiers

(Karen Cavanaugh- Table Manager) Folks needed to serve shortcake at the shortcake table. Cashiers must be able to handle a fast pace of cashiering. Knowledge of the use of "Square" a plus (please indicate in comments)

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:45pm - 2:30pm (9)  
7 of 9 slots filled
joanna scott
cashier if possible
Valerie Trantanella
Chris Robinson
Tom Clay
Jackie Clay
Abigail Hennessy (3)
Bringing 2 friends to help (Leah, Sarah)

Lemonade Servers

To serve the lemonade that accompanies the shortcake. (Karen Cavanaugh, Table Manager)

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
11:45am - 2:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Stephanie Grabowski-Devlin
patricia eckel

Grill Cooks

(Steve Marple- Grill Manager) Cook lunch items on the numerous grills in the grill station. For the AM shift, we are looking for 2 cooks to arrive by 9am for setup before being joined by the other 3 at 10am. Please indicate shift preference in comments.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
9:00am - 12:30pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Steve Cavanagh
Richard Coleman
Steve Marple
Katie Sawrey
Scott Sawrey - will be there by10
Vince Lacon
9787272007

Grill Servers

Collect money and hand out grill slips, and/or serve lunch items at the grill station. The PM shift will also be involved in some cleanup of the grill station. Hair must be pulled back where applicable. Please indicate server/cashier pref in comments.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:00am - 1:00pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Marienne Sanders (2)
Marienne Sanders and Gaby Sanders
Emily Glass (3)
Emily, Jon and Chris Leffers
1:00pm - 3:00pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Amy And Alex LaCon (2)
Alex is contingent on neck pain. Amy can stay 2hrs. Hip surgery

Grill Cooks

Cook lunch items in the grill station. Please pull back hair if applicable, and hats are welcome as well.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
12:30pm - 3:00pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Steve Cavanagh
Charlie Trantanella
Vince Lacon
9787272007

Grill cashiers

Take orders from our hungry patrons. Familiarity with "Square" a plus (but we'll orient you so no worries). Bring a friendly smile and have fun!

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Rashida Rangwala (2)
1:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Rashida Rangwala (2)

Drinks and Snacks Table

Serving people drinks and snacks only (no grill food).

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Emily Glass
Emily Glass

Berries, Water, Bags and Baked Goods

Description: Who likes a relaxing time selling quarts of Strawberries, bottles of cold water, delicious baked goods & FPCU Strawberries 'N Arts canvas reusable bags? You do!

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Berries, Water, Bags and Bake Table 
10:00am - 12:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
David Martins
Patti Mason
Tim Deren
12:30pm - 3:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
David Martins
Patti Mason
Donna Martin

FPCU Welcome Booth

do you enjoy listening & talking to people about FPCU, our committees, our community? Fo you enjoy taking pictures of people as they pose with our Big strawberries? This is the booth for you!

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Welcome Booth 
10:00am - 12:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Chris Robinson
Emily Teller
12:30pm - 3:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Erin Heinold

Trash pick-up

It's a dirty job, but someone has to do it!

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:00am - 12:30pm   

Trash pick-up

Bags will be provided, truck to put the trash in will be parked close by. Might require driving to dumpsters.

06/18/2022 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  

Floaters

Can't decide what to do, but know you want to help? We are ALWAYS looking for floaters, especially to relieve folks for a lunchtime or a potty break. Please leave details in the comments of times you are available.

06/18/2022 (Sat)  
 (15)  
3 of 15 slots filled
Amy Burk (2)
Amy & Bruce Burk
Barry Bent
available most of the day

Grill Pick-up and Drop-Off

Truck needed and ability to participate in a 2 person lift of grills.

06/18/2022 (Sat) Town Common 
7:00am - 10:00am (2)  
All slots filled
Scott Henderson
Vince Lacon
9787272007

Washing Aprons Post-Festival

It's a dirty job, but someone's gotta do it!

06/19/2022 (Sun) FPCU 
   
joanna scott

Picking Up Campaign Signs Post-Festival

A fun one to do with kids in the car, like a scavenger hunt of sorts! We'll provide the list of places to pick up from.

06/19/2022 (Sun) FPCU 
   
Stephanie Grabowski-Devlin

Clean up Crew

Work along side trusty Boy Scout Troop 159!

06/18/2022 (Sat) Town Common 
2:30pm - 4:30pm (4)  

Grill Drop off after Festival

Drop grills from common back to their respectful homes around town (it says 5-6 but this can be flexible anytime after 3pm).

06/18/2022 (Sat) Fellowship Hall - Town Wide 
5:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Scott Henderson
Vince Lacon
9787272007
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