July 4, 2018

July 4 Community Picnic in the Park

This is it! Our July 4th Community Picnic in the Park commemorates both the Declaration of Independence and our designation as a National Park in 1976. It is the biggest party we throw all year-- and we need your help to make it an awesome experience for the thousands of people who come each year.

What: a Community Picnic in the Park.

When: Wednesday, July 4th from 11am -3pm (Note: a mandatory safety briefing for all volunteers will occur around 10am).

Where: Administrative Parking Lot (1400 North Outer Line Drive, King of Prussia, PA 19406) and nearby areas.

NOTE: There will be one mandatory orientation (in person at the park or via conference call) for all volunteers in June. We will offer multiple dates to accommodate. 

For more information, contact Khiet Luong, Volunteer & Youth Program Coordinator (610.783.1061 or [email protected]) or Lindsey Brendel, Community Volunteer Ambassador (610.783.1014 or L[email protected]).

Date: 07/04/2018 (Wed.)

Time: 10:00am - 3:15pm EDT

Location: Locations vary.

Created by:   Khiet Luong
 
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SET UP (4)

Works with staff to safely and efficiently set up tables, chairs, decorations, and other outdoor furniture for this event. Times are 8:30am-11am. Could also perform another duty either after setup.

 
All slots filled
Laurie Dunne
Hong Hammarberg
Michele Murphy
Mark Cueto

PARKING & TRAFFIC DIRECTION (40)

Friendly and assertive volunteers needed to welcome hundreds of families to the celebration, guide visitors where to drive and park, and provide important event information. Volunteers will be standing outside on pavement.

 
18 of 40 slots filled
Judith Elliott
Joe Callis
David Fultz
Erez Ekhouse
Gerry Muzzillo
Danielle Muzzillo
Kathy and Det Tauber
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Jim Coyle
Clark Hafer
JENNIFER HAFER
Steve Barry
Mark Cueto
Christa Henderson
Scott Gorman
Bill Keyser
Referred by Mary Ellen Heisey
Jay Zipkin
Christine Coccio
I can be here from 10 am to 1 pm :)
Pamela Heyman
I'm available until around 1 pm

AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY QUILT - Participants use markers to decorate a foam tile with a birthday message for our country. This activity is for all ages. (2)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates the activity. This activity is for all ages.

 
All slots filled
Aliza Zebrowski (2)

AMERICA'S BIRTHDAY QUILT - Participants use markers to decorate a foam tile with a birthday message for our country. This activity is for all ages. (2)

Volunteer collects the tiles, sews tiles together, hangs tiles up to be displayed as a quilt next to the activity. Requires manual dexterity and artistic talent.

 
All slots filled
Julia Canonica
Ethel Hutchinson

BE AN ARCHAELOGIST - Participants try to match a physical piece of an artifact to the object that it was originally a part of while learning its significance. This activity is best for ages 5+. (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates activities. [We will provide historical information to be shared.]

 
All slots filled
Beth Paulin (2)
NCL
Amit Doshi

BUILD A HUT - Participants use foam “logs” to construct huts based on certain guidelines. Participants can compete to complete an “ideal” hut in the quickest time. This activity is best for ages 6+. (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates game, times the activity, and interprets hut construction during the Encampment. [We will provide historical information to be shared.]

 
All slots filled
Charity Hardin (3)
Race Path Youth Group

CAMP FOLLOWERS AND NEIGHBORS - Participants learn about clothing in 18th century America and dress-up in the clothes provided. This activity is for all ages. (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates game, times the activity, and interprets hut construction during the Encampment. [We will provide historical information to be shared.]

 
All slots filled
Nancy Loane
Tom Loane
ANN. Fitzmaurice

COLONIAL TOYS AND GAMES - Participants learn about children’s games in 18th century America and have an opportunity to try several examples (i.e., graces, nine pins, etc.). Participants playing graces may compete for the longest toss/catch of the day. (6)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates game, tracks longest toss/catch for game of graces.

 
All slots filled
Aliza Zebrowski (6)

FACE PAINTING - Participants sit and have their face decorated with paint. This activity is for all ages. (2)

Volunteer uses painting materials to paint simple designs on participants' faces. REQUIRES artistic skill or experience.

 

FIRE CAKE TOSS - Participants try to “feed” the soldier and camp follower (2 large wooden cutouts) by tossing fire cakes through their mouth/basket. The soldier and camp follower cutouts are placed at two different distances (older and younger ages). (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates game, times the activity, and interprets hut construction during the Encampment. [We will provide historical information to be shared.]

 
All slots filled
Aliza Zebrowski (3)

SIGN THE DECLARATION - Participants sign an oversized copy of the Declaration of Independence. Each person who signs will receive a smaller reproduction to take home. Supplies of free Declarations are limited. This activity is for all ages. (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates the activity.

 
All slots filled
Maureen Bierhoff
Carol Latsch
Lawrence DiPiano

MAKE A WHIRLIGIG - Participants decorate wooden disks using markers and decorations, and then tie a length of string through it. This activity is for all ages. (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates the activity.

 
All slots filled
Aliza Zebrowski (3)

SPY ACTIVITY - Participants try several activities based on 18th century methods to communicate secret messages. This activity is best for ages 5+. (3)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates activities. [We will provide historical information to be shared.]

 
1 of 3 slots filled
Phyllis Feulner

THUMBPRINT FLAG - Participants color in flags with markers and/or construct American flags using their thumbprints. This activity is for all ages. (6)

Volunteer monitors and facilitates the activity.

 
All slots filled
Carris Kocher (3)
+ Annabelle Kocher and CJ Kocher
Charity Hardin (2)
Race Path Youth Group
Ginger Roark

FOOD TENT (6)

Volunteer assists with wrapping cooked hot dogs and burgers, and delivering them to customers. Looking for hardy folks who can stand on feet on concrete for several hours and work at a fast pace.

 
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Mary Clifford
Mimi Gleason
Melissa Sims
Julianna Sims
William Sims
Nick Muzzillo

ROVERS (4)

Volunteer roves a given section of the event to ensure other VIPs are doing well, and the respective activity/duty station is going smoothly. Volunteer will carry water and snacks as well as other items to distribute as necessary.

 
All slots filled
Francis Bednarczyk
Mary Ellen Coyle
Dan Shallow
Till 12:30pm only
Winifred Hope

BREAK DOWN (2)

Works with staff to safely and efficiently break down and put away tables, chairs, decorations, and other outdoor furniture for this event. Times are from 2:30-4pm. Could also perform another duty before breakdown.

 
All slots filled
Francis Bednarczyk
Mark Cueto


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