FPCU Westford

Strawberries 'N Arts Festival, Saturday June 16 2018 10-4pm

Please join us on the Westford Town Common for the 43rd Annual FPCU Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival!  With your help, the festival is happening on Saturday, June 16 from 10am-4pm.  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 43rd time!

Think warm and sunny for June 16!

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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.

05/13/2018 (Sun) Fpcu 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Glen and Jess Anderson (2)
Already done! :-)

Large Coolers needed

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

06/15/2018 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Mary Carroll-Kott
Mary Carroll-Kott
Angela Harkness

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.

06/15/2018 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Paul Landry
Vince Lacon
Scott Henderson
Melinda Raboin
Doug Smith

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!

06/15/2018 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm   
10 slots filled - more available
Donna Martin
Mary Flanders
10-4
Ellen Martins
I'll make something yummy
Chris Robinson
Cranberry orange muffins
Pat Leathers
Mary Carroll-Kott
Not sure on item. I’ll update later.
Virginia Bove
Ginger and Jeremy Bove
Juliana Merlino
Jo Scott
Chocolate chip scones
Gloria Loredo

Clean Trash Barrels needed

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

06/15/2018 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
3 of 5 slots filled
Ellen Martins
I have one large, clean barrel
Ron Johnson
Mark O'Lalor

Posting Strawberry Festival Fliers

Fliers and location list are available at the church office and need to be hung all over town and beyond starting 2 weeks before the festival. Please notify us where you post so we don't duplicate, thanks!

06/02/2018 (Sat) Various 
   
4 slots filled - more available
Ryan McAuley
Ali Walter
Jess Anderson
Hung at Town Hall, Library, Tedescis (Main st location)
Dirkje Legerstee
Groton area

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!

06/15/2018 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
2 of 5 slots filled
Mary Carroll-Kott
Mary Carroll-Kott
kim henderson
Molly will bring her Kitchen Aid mixer

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!

06/02/2018 (Sat) Various 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Linda Marple (2)
With Lauren

Organizing Buckets of Booth Stakes

Are you a natural sorter? We have almost 100 booth stakes that need to be organized in buckets for our booth staking crew. This can take place anytime up to the day before the festival. As with all positions, instructions will be provided.

06/09/2018 (Sat) FPCU Basement 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
This is really a 1 person job but would love to teach someone!
Pat Leathers
Ellen, please give me a call!

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.

06/02/2018 (Sat) Rosenblooms Party Store 
   
Carolyn Clark

Market Basket Orders/Pickup

All amounts and instructions will be provided. Ice, Creamer, and Lemonade need to be ordered from Market Basket one week before the festival (6/10) Lemonade and Creamer is picked up on Friday 6/16, Ice is picked up Saturday AM 6/17 at 9:30 and dropped off

06/09/2018 (Sat) Market Basket- Ordering 
   
Alison Peternell
06/15/2018 (Fri) Market Basket- Lemonade and Creamer Pickup 
   
Alison Peternell
06/16/2018 (Sat) Market Basket- Ice Pickup 
9:30am - 9:45am   
Alison Peternell
will do around 8:30, and will call Vince L when at the Common

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.

06/10/2018 (Sun) BJs 
   
Pat Leathers

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.

06/14/2018 (Thu) Ayottes 
   
Paul Landry

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 16th to make a Costco Run to pick up supplies for the Festival. Van or SUV is a plus. This is always a fun job.

06/15/2018 (Fri) Fpcu foyer, then off to Costco 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
Definitely could use a van or SUV!
Linda Bedard Bedard

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!

06/15/2018 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Robert Murphy

Town Common Staking (night before)

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

06/15/2018 (Fri) Town Common 
3:00pm - 6:00pm (3)  
All slots filled
Richard Coleman
Earle Stokes
I prefer to do this after work around 6:00
Marcia Stokes

Town Common Staking

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) Town Common 
6:00am - 7:00am (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Earle Stokes
Marcia Stokes

Dunkin Donuts Run

To pick up 2 urns of coffee and 8 dozen donuts 1 dozen muffins from Dunkin Donuts on Rt 40 (by Mario's). A hatchback or van is good for this one.

06/16/2018 (Sat) Dunkin Donuts 
6:00am - 6:30am   
Jess Anderson

Coffee and Donuts/T-Shirt sales

Sells, T-Shirts coffee and donuts to vendors prior to the festival start. Meet at the vendor registration table for instructions.

06/16/2018 (Sat) Town Common 
7:00am - 10:00am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Karin Drowne

Vendor Registration

Greet vendors and provide assignments.

06/16/2018 (Sat) Town Common 
7:00am - 10:00am (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Chris Sanders

Strawberry Hullers

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:00am   
27 slots filled - more available
Girl Scout Troop 62693 (6)
I will prob have 12 girls with me and parents to help
Marienne Sanders (2)
Carolyn Lumenello
Margaret Wheeler
Carolyn Clark
Anita Aubin
Heather Wright
Virginia Bove
Ginger Bove
Ellen Rainville
Emily Teller
Melissa Caten
Elana Schreiber
Charlotte Ferillo
4H - Stoney Brook Saddle Club
Angela Harkness
Kimberly Macey (3)
3 Maceys
Hannah Denison (2)
4-H
Nora Tripp
4-H
Cynthia Maloney
Maggie and Caitlin coming too

Berry Mashing

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:00am (12)  
All slots filled
Girl Scout Troop 62693 (6)
Alicia Aubin
Virginia Bove
Jeremy Bove
Melissa Caten
Ryan
Keara Schmidt
I can work 9:50-11. I need to play violin for Nancy first and then I'll be right over.
Angela Harkness
Cynthia Maloney
Maggie and Caitlin too

Strawberry Washers

Washing the strawberries before moving on to hulling

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
8:30am - 9:30am (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Jim Clark
Robert Murphy

Strawberries and Shortcake Pickup

Two people with a small truck or van to pick up the strawberries (8-9AM) and Shortcake (9-9:30AM)

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU parking Lot 
7:30am - 9:30am (2)  
All slots filled
Tom Lumenello
Ron Johnson

Pulled Pork Pickup

Good size vehicle needed (such as a hatchback, truck or minivan). Make a run to Hubba's BBQ in Westford to pick up the supplies for the deliciously famous pulled pork sandwiches.

06/16/2018 (Sat)  
   
Tom Clay
Either Tom or Sara

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU kitchen 
11:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Lesley Macomber (2)
Mark and Lesley

Whipped Cream Team

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Kitchen 
10:30am - 2:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Alison Peternell
Dianne Rendall
Cindy Sacco
kim henderson
Molly wanted to help out here

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.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:15pm - 1:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Gloria Loredo (2)
And Cristina Haraty
Nina Morawiak

Shortcake Vendor Delivery

5th graders and older are needed to help deliver lemonade to the vendors (along with the shortcake orders).

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:15pm - 1:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Sophia House
Gloria Loredo
Nora Tripp
4-H

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.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:00am - 11:30am (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled
Ginger Bove (2)
Ginger and Jeremy
Gloria Loredo

Strawberry Shortcake Runners

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:15pm - 2:15pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Hannah Denison
4-H
2:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  

Strawberry Shortcake Servers and Cashiers

(Karen Cavanaugh- Table Manager) Folks needed to serve shortcake at the shortcake table

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (8)  
All slots filled
Stephanie Devlin (2)
Laura and Stephanie Devlin
Chris Robinson
Nancy Eberiel
Marcia Stokes
Kim Henderson
Keara Schmidt
If I can work 12 to 2, I would prefer. But will work whole shift also, as needed.
Valerie Trantanella

Strawberry Shortcake Servers/Cashiers & Cleanup

serve yummy shortcake, sell left-overs, clean tables at the end!

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
2:00pm - 3:30pm (4)  
All slots filled
Nancy Eberiel
Mary Carroll-Kott (2)
Mary & Addi for serving shortcake and lemonade
Sunny Killoran
I’ll float around wherever you need me. See you at Noon!

Lemonade Servers

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (4)  
All slots filled
Sophia House (3)
Unable to serve but cannot unenroll. Am already booked as shortcake delivery
Sunny Killoran

Grill Cooks

(Vince LaCon- 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.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
9:00am - 1:00pm (6)  
All slots filled
Steve Cavanagh
9 or 10 (will do PM grill if needed)
Vince Lacon
I like the personal invitation
Earle Stokes
can stay on for PM if needed
Paul Landry
Morning Shift
Randy Steere
Morning Shift
Steve Marple

Grill Cooks

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
1:00pm - 3:30pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Vince Lacon
I like the personal invitation
Desree Polevy
1-3:30
John Wysokowski

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.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:00am - 1:30pm (6)  
5 of 6 slots filled
Marienne Sanders (3)
Inara and Breila O'Malley (2)
1:30pm - 4:00pm (6)  
2 of 6 slots filled
Mark Tincknell
Jeff Kott
Available 2:00-3:30

Grill cashiers

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:00am - 1:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Joan Bennett (2)
Rich Clarke also joining
1:30pm - 4:00pm (2)  

Drinks and Snacks Table

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:00am - 12:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Emma Oliver-Minor (2)
Girl Scout Troop 60560
11:00am - 1:30pm (2)  

FPCU Bake Table Sellers

Sell lovingly donated baked goods at our famous FPCU bake table.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Bake Table 
9:30am - 12:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Donna Martin
Mary Flanders
12:30pm - 3:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Amelia Devlin
Amelia Devlin
Mary Flanders
3:30pm - 4:30pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Donna Martin

FPCU Raffle Table

The first shift of raffle table sellers helps to set up the booth, as well as pick up raffle donations from the vendors who have donated.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Raffle Table 
8:30am - 11:30am (4)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
Linda Bedard Bedard
Linda Marple
Patti Mason
Morning setup

FPCU Raffle Table Sellers

Sell raffle tickets to those passing by the booth. The 2:30-4shift will help with announcing the prize winners and cleaning up.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Raffle Table 
11:30am - 2:30pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Samantha & Zoe Musante (2)
Joanna Scott
2:30pm - 4:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Patti Mason
Announcements

Trash pick-up

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

06/16/2018 (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.

06/16/2018 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  

Setup Crew

Work along side trusty Boy Scout Troop 159!

06/16/2018 (Sat) Town Common 
8:00am - 10:00am (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Vince Lacon

Clean up Crew

Work along side trusty Boy Scout Troop 159!

06/16/2018 (Sat) Town Common 
3:00pm - 5:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Vince Lacon

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 potty break. Please leave details in the comments of times you are available.

06/16/2018 (Sat)  
   
6 slots filled - more available
Ellen Martins
I love floating and making emergency runs to MB
Scott Henderson
"Go get that for me" guy
Doug Smith
Time TBD
Sunny Killoran
Whenever needed, I've done it all! PM shifts ok if needed
Barry Bent
Hannah Denison
4-H, only 14 but going to be there all day.

Grill Pick-up

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

06/15/2018 (Fri) Fellowship Hall, Town-wide 
6:00pm - 7:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Scott Henderson
Vince Lacon

Grill Drop-off

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

06/16/2018 (Sat) Fellowship Hall - Town Wide 
5:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Scott Henderson
Vince Lacon


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