FPCU Westford

Strawberries 'N Arts Festival, Saturday June 15 2019 10-4pm

Please join us on the Westford Town Common for the 44th Annual FPCU Westford Strawberries 'N Arts Festival!  With your help, the festival is happening on Saturday, June 15 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 44th time!

Think warm and sunny for June 15!

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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.

05/19/2019 (Sun) Fpcu 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Glen and Jess Anderson
Scott Harkness

Large Coolers needed

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

06/14/2019 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Emily Teller (2)
(if needed)

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.

06/14/2019 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Vince Lacon (2)
one from church
Doug Smith
Scott Henderson
Melinda Raboin

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!

06/14/2019 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm   
5 slots filled - more available
Stephanie Devlin
steve smith
Susan will do
Pat Leathers
Dawn Swanson
Kathleen Hepler

Clean Trash Barrels needed

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

06/14/2019 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
I have one reserved - super clean
John Wysokowski (3)
Clean Recycle Bins
Jessica Anderson

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.

06/01/2019 (Sat) Various 
   
3 slots filled - more available
Ryan McAuley
I can do the Nab area.
Karin Drowne
Groton Businesses
Dirkje Legerstee

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!

06/14/2019 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
12:00pm - 10:00pm (5)  
All slots filled
Kim Henderson
Molly
Stephanie Devlin
Katie Sawrey
Jessica Anderson
Stacy Lundgren

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!

06/01/2019 (Sat) Various 
 (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Sue and Steve Smith

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.

06/08/2019 (Sat) FPCU Basement 
 (2)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
easy to do once the map is quared away!
Jennifer Scarano

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.

06/01/2019 (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

06/08/2019 (Sat) Market Basket- Ordering 
   
Stephanie Devlin
06/14/2019 (Fri) Market Basket- Lemonade and Creamer Pickup 
   
Stephanie Devlin
06/15/2019 (Sat) Market Basket- Ice Pickup 
9:30am - 9:45am   
Melissa Caten

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.

06/09/2019 (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.

06/13/2019 (Thu) Ayottes 
   
Ron Johnson

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.

06/14/2019 (Fri) Fpcu foyer, then off to Costco 
10:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
Usually be at Costco first thing, have BJ shopping as back-up
Linda Bedard

Strawberry Pickup

Someone to make the drive out to to Hadley to pick up our 400 quarts of strawberries. It's a long drive, but very peaceful and fun.

06/14/2019 (Fri) Hadley, MA 
2:00pm - 5:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
steve smith
Jessica Anderson

Town Common Staking (night before)

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

06/14/2019 (Fri) Town Common 
6:00pm - 7:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Richard Coleman
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!

06/14/2019 (Fri) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
6:00pm - 8:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Robert Murphy
Barry Bent

Town Common Staking

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) Town Common 
6:00am - 7:00am (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Richard Coleman
Earle 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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) Dunkin Donuts 
6:00am - 6:30am   
Glen and 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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) Town Common 
7:00am - 10:00am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Karin Drowne

Vendor Registration

Greet vendors and provide assignments.

06/15/2019 (Sat) Town Common 
7:00am - 10:00am (3)  
All slots filled
Bruce Burk
amy burk
Chris Sanders

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) Fellowship Hall 
9:00am - 11:00am   
MJ Brunelle

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!

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:00am   
18 slots filled - more available
Cindy Ersland (2)
Ryan & Cindy
Ellen Rainville
Elana Schreiber
Margaret Wheeler
Carolyn Lumenello
Valerie Trantanella
Kathryn Portante (2)
Nora Tripp
Jenn Smagula
I can stay until I need to leave to help with the food vendor delivery.
Matthew Ryan
Jonna
Melissa Caten
Hannah Denison
Jennifer Scarano
Jennifer
Juliana Merlino (2)
Juliana and Gregg
Charlotte Ferillo

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
9:30am - 11:00am (12)  
6 of 12 slots filled
Matthew Ryan
Olli
Melissa Caten
Jennifer Scarano
Nicholas
Brady Tripp
Juliana Merlino (2)
Elena and Norah

Strawberry Washers

Washing the strawberries before moving on to hulling

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Fellowship Hall 
8:00am - 9:30am (3)  
All slots filled
Carolyn Clark (2)
Robert Murphy

Shortcake Pickup

Two people with a small truck or van to pick up the Shortcake at Whole Foods Westford (this will happen at 1pm Friday in in 2019)

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU parking Lot 
7:30am - 9:30am (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
steve smith

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat)  
   

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU kitchen 
11:00am - 1:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Lesley Macomber (2)

Whipped Cream Team

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Kitchen 
10:30am - 2:00pm (4)  
3 of 4 slots filled
Kim Henderson (2)
Molly & Kim
Cindy Sacco

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:15pm - 1:30pm (3)  
1 of 3 slots filled
Jennifer Scarano
Nicholas

Shortcake Vendor Delivery

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:15pm - 1:30pm (3)  
All slots filled
Sophia House
Sara Clay (2)
Jackie & Sara

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:00am - 11:30am (6)  
All slots filled
Jenn Smagula (3)
Audrey, Chloe & Jenn
Matthew Ryan
Charlotte
Sara Clay (2)
Jackie & Sara

Strawberry Shortcake Runners

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:15pm - 2:15pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Nora Tripp
Hannah Denison
2:00pm - 4:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Zoe Musante

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)

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (9)  
8 of 9 slots filled
Richard Coleman
Ruth- Can cashier
Kimberly Macey
Can Cashier, familiar with Square
Joan Bennett
former teller and fast with money, not afraid of Square
Gloria Loredo (2)
Carolyn Lumenello
Sunny Killoran
Nancy Eberiel

Strawberry Shortcake Servers/Cashiers & Cleanup

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
2:00pm - 3:30pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Nancy Eberiel

Lemonade Servers

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Shortcake Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Kathryn Portante
I can serve till 2:00
Sophia House

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
9:00am - 1:00pm (6)  
4 of 6 slots filled
Vince Lacon
I have to leave by 3PM since Lacons are going to another graduation party.
Steve Cavanagh
Matthew Ryan
Matt
Steve Marple

Grill Cooks

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
1:00pm - 3:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Steve Cavanagh
Vince Lacon
I can stay until 3pm

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:00am - 1:30pm (6)  
All slots filled
Marienne Sanders (3)
Marienne, Gaby, Thomas Sanders
Inara O'Malley
Breila O'Malley
Lizette Greaves
1:30pm - 4:00pm (6)  

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!

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
11:00am - 1:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Rashida Rangwala
Mohammedi Rangwala
1:30pm - 4:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Rashida Rangwala
Mohammedi Rangwala

Drinks and Snacks Table

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
10:00am - 12:30pm (2)  
All slots filled
Jessica Anderson
Ben Anderson (Scout-Age 9)
Emma And Mina Oliver And Hryckowian
11:00am - 1:30pm (2)  
1 of 2 slots filled
Valerie Trantanella

FPCU Bake Table Sellers

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

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Bake Table 
9:30am - 12:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Amelia Devlin
Laura Devlin
12:30pm - 3:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Amelia Devlin
Laura Devlin
3:30pm - 4:30pm (3)  
2 of 3 slots filled
Amelia Devlin
Laura Devlin

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Raffle Table 
8:30am - 11:30am (4)  
All slots filled
Ellen Martins
Yup -doing set-up, then will do raffle at 2:30 -need 3-4 helpers from 2:30-3:30
Patti Mason
8:30-10:30 only, no PM this year
Linda Bedard
Can only stay for setup, will miss the last hour.
Linda Marple

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Raffle Table 
11:30am - 2:30pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Anna Clay
Kathleen Hepler
10-11am
2:30pm - 4:00pm (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
Samantha Musante

Trash pick-up

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

06/15/2019 (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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) FPCU Grill Table 
12:00pm - 3:00pm (2)  

Setup Crew

Work along side trusty Boy Scout Troop 159!

06/15/2019 (Sat) Town Common 
8:00am - 10:00am (4)  
1 of 4 slots filled
John Wysokowski
tentative

Clean up Crew

Work along side trusty Boy Scout Troop 159!

06/15/2019 (Sat) Town Common 
3:00pm - 5:00pm (4)  
2 of 4 slots filled
Nancy Eberiel
after shortcake duty
Barry Bent

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.

06/15/2019 (Sat)  
   
8 slots filled - more available
Ellen Martins
count be in
Mark Tincknell
Whatever's needed/available throughout the day
AJ Ryan
FPCU Youth Group- numbers and shifts TBD
Gloria Loredo
Sunny Killoran
PM after shortcake service
Mark O'Lalor (2)
Mark and Madeline 12-4
Hannah Denison
I am hulling in the morning and running shortcake 12:15-2:15, but I'll be there almost all day

Grill Pick-up

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

06/14/2019 (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.

06/15/2019 (Sat) Fellowship Hall - Town Wide 
5:00pm - 6:00pm (2)  
All slots filled
Scott Henderson
Vince Lacon

Washing Aprons Post-Festival

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

06/16/2019 (Sun) FPCU  
   
Katie Sawrey

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.

06/16/2019 (Sun) FPCU  
   
Nancy Eberiel


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