Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council

Boo-Palooza 2021

VOLUNTEERS are the KEY to a Successful Boo-Palooza - Thank YOU!

NOTE: The Event and the SET UP Times will be IN COMPLIANCE with Late October 2021 COVID-19 Regulations for Large Outside Events.

THIS SIGNUP is for Both

  • Friday, Oct. 22 (Big Set UP Day) and
  • Saturday, Oct. 23 - Event Day

The Wicker Park Advisory Council's BOO-PALOOZA 2021 will feature numerous organizations working together to present a SAFE and a Memorable event for all ages in Wicker Park. Produced in Partnership with Chicago Park District.  In Addition, The Event is a Fundraiser to Support our 10,000 sq. ft of Ornamental Gardens and the 2022 CREATE Events Series - Produced by the Wicker Park Advisory Council and Garden Club.

EVENT DATE: Saturday, October 23 at 10am - 2pm in Wicker Park - 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622

MORE DETAILS ON BOO-PALOOZA - Click HERE

 

TIMETABLE - For Volunteers & Event

1) SETUP FRIDAY -THIS IS The Crucial Day - Many Volunteers are Needed to Get the Event Set UP - Please Consider Helping on Friday.

2) SATURDAY Set Up (8am - 10am)

3) SATURDAY The Event (10am - 2pm) - A Fun Event to Work

4) SATURDAY Tear Down (2pm - 4pm) Very Important

Please view the Options Below - More Details of What You do at the Stations will be given to Volunteers the week of the event.

For More Information Contact: [email protected]

Created by:   Douglas Wood
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (CDT) Available Slot
10/22/2021 (Fri.) Meet in Parking Lot - Wicker Park Avenue & Honore  8:00am - 10:00am  

FRIDAY SETUP - Pound in Posts - Maze, Pumpkin Patch, Parade Route (6)

You will work in Groups of 2 and Pound in Posts that form the Maze and Pumpkin Patch

 
Meet Parking Lot-Wicker Park Ave. & Honore  9:30am - 11:30am  

FRIDAY SETUP - Unload Truck - HEAVY Straw, Pumpkins and Corn Stalks (12)

You will need to be able to Manage Heavy Items and Move them to Designated Areas

 
2 of 12 slots filled
Near Basketball Court & Field  11:00am - 1:00pm  

FRIDAY SETUP - Wash Pumpkins & Move to Pumpkin Patch (10)

You will wash all pumpkins by Basketball Court then Move in Carts to the Pumpkin Patch Area/Damen/Schiller

 
2 of 10 slots filled

FRIDAY SETUP - HEAVY - Move 4 Stage Units to the Field (6)

4 people will carry each of 4 stage units from the field house to the field and set up

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Working Near Schiller/Damen Section of Park  12:00pm - 3:00pm  

FRIDAY SETUP - Decorate Stage Area (8)

Follow the Directions of the Leader to Decorate Stage

 
2 of 8 slots filled

FRIDAY SET UP - Make Fence (6)

Unroll plastic fencing and install with Zip Ties on Posts

 
1 of 6 slots filled

FRIDAY SETUP - Put Corn stalks on Posts & Put 2 bales of straw by each post (6)

PUMPKIN PATCH - Carefully lift the cornstalk and put on a post.

 
1 of 6 slots filled

MAZE - Constalks After Fence is Made (10)

Zip Tie Portions of Constalk Bundles on Posts of MAZE

 
1 of 10 slots filled
All Locations  3:00pm - 5:30pm  

Check Entire Area & Finish What is Needed (6)

WE will go around to the areas and work on what did not get done.

 
1 of 6 slots filled
10/23/2021 (Sat.) Wicker Park - 1425 N. Damen  8:00am - 10:00am  

Parade Route - DECORATE (15)

Decorate Parade Route

 

Move 200 Chairs on 4 Rollers & 45 tables (12)

Move Tables/Chairs to locations on Map. You will be instructed by Map Coordinator.

 
1 of 12 slots filled

Dog Games Area - Set Up (6)

 

3 Entry Gates Stations - Set UP (6)

 

Maze - Decorate (15)

Add decorations to enhance the maze.

 
2 of 15 slots filled

Pumpkin Patch - SetUP (15)

Move Pumpkins around Patch. You will create groupings with the straw and corn stalks.

 

Straw Stack Area - Decorate (6)

Decorate Strawstack and hide sticks in straw for children to find.

 

Pumpkin Decorating - SetUP (8)

Set up TENT, tables and layout decorating supplies.

 
1 of 8 slots filled

INFO TABLE SET UP (4)

 

Visit Tables and Field Questions (6)

 

Set UP Pin the Tail on THE... Area (6)

You will set up the Area

 
Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Entry Gate Greeters - Welcome Guests (12)

3 Entry Gates-Suggested Donation $10/Family or $10/Adults in Groups of 2-4

 
1 of 12 slots filled

Announcers-Walk & Announce (10)

Walk around Event and Announce Parade Times & Stage Performance Times

 

INFO TABLE (4)

Help People Find Activities and Tables

 
1 of 4 slots filled

Monitor Stage Area (4)

Help Coordinate Stage Activity and Communicate between Stage and Parade Volunteers

 

Dog Games Area (6)

Help dogs and owners play the games.

 

Maze (12)

Help Children Find Way Through the Maze

 

Pumpkin Patch (12)

Help Children Choose Pumpkin and take to Decorating Tent.

 
1 of 12 slots filled

Pumpkin Decorating (20)

Help Children Decorate their pumpkins. Keep supplies on the tables and add more when needed.

 
3 of 20 slots filled

Straw Stack Area (8)

Help Children Find Sticks in Straw and Exchange for Prizes

 

Visit Tables and Field Questions (6)

 

Pin The Tail on THE .....! (5)

You help children in each of the Pin the Tail OPtions.

 
Wicker Park at 1425 N. Damen, Chicago, IL 60622  11:00am - 12:30pm  

Parade Monitors - Children & Family Parade (12)

Parade at 11:30am - Help People Line UP

 
12:00pm - 1:30pm  

Parade Monitors - Dog & Owners Parade (6)

Parade at 12:30 - Help People Line UP

 
1 of 6 slots filled
Wicker Park - 1425 N. Damen  12:00pm - 2:00pm  

Entry Gate Greeters - Welcome Guests (12)

3 Entry Gates-Suggested Donation $10/Family or $10/Adults in Groups of 2-4

 
1 of 12 slots filled

Announcers-Walk & Announce (10)

Walk around Event and Announce Parade Times & Stage Performance Times

 

INFO TABLE (4)

Help People Find Activities and Tables

 
1 of 4 slots filled

Monitor Stage Area (4)

Help Coordinate Stage Activity and Communicate between Stage and Parade Volunteers

 

Dog Games Area (6)

Help dogs and owners play the games.

 

Maze (12)

Help Children Find Way Through the Maze

 

Pumpkin Patch (12)

Help Children Choose Pumpkin and take to Decorating Tent.

 
2 of 12 slots filled

Pumpkin Decorating (20)

Help Children Decorate their pumpkins. Keep supplies on the tables and add more when needed.

 
2 of 20 slots filled

Straw Stack Area (8)

Help Children Find Sticks in Straw and Exchange for Prizes

 

Visit Tables and Field Questions (6)

 

Pin The Tail on THE .....! (5)

You help children in each of the Pin the Tail OPtions.

 
Wicker Park 1425 N. Damen  2:00pm - 4:00pm  

Move 4 - 4ft X 8ft Stage Units (6)

Heavy - Move inside Field House

 
1 of 6 slots filled

Move 200 Chairs & 45 tables (18)

Move Tables/Chairs to Field House

 
2 of 18 slots filled

Dog Games Area – Tear Down (6)

Pull Out Posts - Pile Straw and move to Pumpkin Patch Area

 
1 of 6 slots filled

Straw Stack Area – Tear Down (12)

Rake Loose Straw/Bag it - Pile full bales by Strawstack for pick up .

 
1 of 12 slots filled

Maze -Tear Down (12)

Remove Decorations, Remove Fence from Posts, Pull Out Posts

 
1 of 12 slots filled

Pumpkin Patch – Tear Down (12)

Remove Straw and Pile by sidewalk, Remove Cornstalks and pile

 
3 of 12 slots filled

Pumpkin Decorating– Tear Down (6)

Colapse Tables, Move Tables & Chairs in Field House

 
1 of 6 slots filled

Gate Stations– Tear Down (4)

Take Tables & Chairs inside Field House

 
1 of 4 slots filled

INFO TABLE– Tear Down (4)

Take tables and chairs inside field house.

 

Pin The Tail on THE .....! (5)

Tear Down Area

 
1 of 5 slots filled
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