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We are eager for you to volunteer at this fun-filled celebration on Sunday, November 3, 2019. This family-friendly event kicks off National Adoption Awareness Month, honoring families who have grown through adoption, and providing information to those interested in adopting children and youth under state guardianship. 

Volunteers are needed to help with the following activities:

Arcade Games * Crafts * Prizes * Mascots * Pony Rides
Petting Zoo * Clowns * Face & Nail Painting * Henna Art * Refreshments
Fire truck * Reptiles * Photo Opportunities * Wii Sports * Dance Dance Revolution 

Special Activities for Teens Include:

Guitar Hero * T-Shirt & Canvas Crafts * Henna Art * Prize Drawings


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Date: 11/03/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm CDT

Location: BSA Base Camp
6202 Bloomington Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111

Created by:   Jetta Wiedemeier Bower
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Set Up (5)

Shift is 11:00 to 12:45pm

All slots filled
Kathleen Hiniker
John Graves
Kevin Kelley
Peggy Kelley (2)

Clean Up

Shift is 3:45pm until completed

2 slots filled - more available
Julie Madden
Tony Porter

Arcade Games (18)

17 of 18 slots filled
Cathy Stang (2)
I am bringing my 13 yr old daughter
Jerry Lukkonen
Deb Lukkonen
Tammie Lukkonen
Alexandria Barton
Jacob Ostwald
Liz Jensen
Michael Kingbird
Haylee Hanson
Aaron O’Neil, Randee Hanson, Megan Minikus
Emma Siebold (2)
Sara Siebold
Amanda Bean
Katie Havemeier
Sarah Beilke
Megan Minikus
Aaron O’Neil
Randee Hanson

Arcade Games - Anoka County Staff (4)

Viking Velcro Game

3 of 4 slots filled
Nancy Le
Lou Foster (2)

Button Making (2)

All slots filled
Cerina Marlar
Betty Woodland

Clown (2)

Individual will have own costume


Crafts (3)

All slots filled
Suzanna Massaro
Liz Bailey
Heidi Ombisa Skallet

Crafts - Friendship Bracelets (3)

All slots filled
Kaela Larson
Jen Erickson
Angela Marks

Dance Dance Revolution (2)

All slots filled
Taylore Broberg
Trent Briant

DJ / AV Leads (2)

All slots filled
Jolie Ritchie
Jackie Brovold

Face Painting - Managing the Line (4)

This role will NOT be painting faces, but helping organize kids waiting in line

All slots filled
Wendy Tobin
Elizabeth Bohlken
Erin Etter
Katie Diaz

Floater Volunteers - DHS staff only (10)

5 of 10 slots filled
Crystal Graves
Michelle Frazier
Shinay Rasmusson
Mical Peterson
Maliza Kalema

Floaters - MN ADOPT Staff only (7)

All slots filled
Katie Muller
Margo Kurth
Kim Sacay
Allie Schmidt
Kelly Heagle
Kim Young
Julie Madden

Greeter / Prize Assistance (4)

All slots filled
Stephanie Regnier
Marvin Davis
Catie Stokes
Chris Tiedeman

Greeters - Crowd Counter (2)

All slots filled
Ginna Kellett
Laura Kruizenga

Henna Art - Managing the Line (2)

This role will NOT be applying Henna, but managing the children in line

All slots filled
Laura Orpen
Angel Tiedeman

Nail Polish (8)

Apply nail polish to children

All slots filled
Rachel Flanders (2)
Will bring my daughter Avery (age 14) to help
Linnea Swanson
Arianna Bower
Anna Graves (2)
+1- Dickson Kiiru
Terryl Gordon
Tara Gordon

Parking Lot - Outdoor Shift (10)

*needed 11:30 to 1:30pm

2 of 10 slots filled
Peggy Thomsen
Josh Booth
Ramsey Volunteer

Petting Zoo - Outdoor Shift (2)

All slots filled
Gail Swenson
Jamie Prettner

Photo Assistant (signed permissions) (3)

Walking with the photographer to obtain photo release

All slots filled
Julie Hart
Kellie Syring
Hannah Epstein

Photo Booth (2)

All slots filled
Peggy Kelley (2)

Professional Photographers (3)

2 of 3 slots filled
Lucius Luther
Rod Mendenhall

Pony Rides - Outdoor Shift (4)

All slots filled
Susan Koch
Nick Schanilec
Belle Kunstleben
Deb Stepanek

Refreshments - Scouts only (14)

Scout Troop 1 (South Minneapolis) ONLY

9 of 14 slots filled
Matt Bower
Donovann Bower
Corey Needleman
Everett Needleman
Oliver Needleman
Shelley Parker (2)
Warren and I will both be there
Alex Barber
Chris Barber
Willing to do pizza pickup, have SUV

Security - Door (3)

Sitting by interior doors so small children cannot leave

All slots filled
Kim Witthauer (2)
Kim and John Witthauer - Kim's husband
Rick Allen

Selfie Station (2)

Help families find propts to wear for a selfie

1 of 2 slots filled
Kristie Kremer

Sponsor Tables - PPAI / DHS staff only (15)

14 of 15 slots filled
Wendylee Raun
Tori Hensley
Ampersand Families
Brenda Brisley
Mary Jo Michalik
Heidi Wiste
Erin Bocock
Adoption Medicine Clinic
Bret Pigsley
Ros Stack
w/11yr old son Travin
Grant Butler
Ramsey County Foster Care & Adoptions
Gretchen Welch
Ginny Blade
Kari Fletcher
Deb Reisner
Amy Ames

Teen Area - Monitor Stairs (2)

All slots filled
Jerry Lukkonen
Luke Lukkonen

Teen Area - Guitar Hero (2)

All slots filled
Jennessa Carlson
Cory Carlson

Teen Area - Wii Sport (2)

All slots filled
Nick Pranke
Erik Larson

Teen Area - T-Shirt Painting (4)

All slots filled
Andrea Brubaker
Heather Van Brunt
Bria Walling (2)
with Matt Giamalva

Teen Area - Canvas Art (4)

All slots filled
Marina Llanas
Ampersand Families
Chelsea Barr (2)
Jordan Thomas

Teen Area - Floater

Jory Miller

Welcome Desk (4)

All slots filled
Barbara Alt
Stephanie Ostwald
i can also help wherever is most needed
Dorene Kainz
Cathy Bruer-Thompson

Volunteer Check-in

11:45 to 1:00

Arianna Bower

Therapy Dogs & Handlers (3)

1:30 to 4p.m.

All slots filled
Marcia Bell & Amber the dog
Carolyn & Kobe the dog
William and Julie Powell & Winston the dog
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