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Harvest Festival Celebration

September 15 & 16, 2017 

Volunteer opportunities needed immediately:

Publicity Chairperson(s):
Position Description: Provide written communication to advertise festival. Work with Bobbi Neuens to communicate to the parish, contact news stations, community newspapers and other venues to take advantage of free advertising. Arrange for a paid ad to run in the community newspaper. Order yard signs if committee agrees this is a sound advertising strategy, order fliers for distribution in the surrounding neighborhoods. Distribute flyers to area businesses.
Time Commitment: Approximately 20 hours
Gift to Share: Creativity, able to use email, publishing and or word processing software.
Contact Person: Bridget Samson, 651-423-4402

Volunteer Chairperson(s):
Position Description: Work with all sub committees to set up volunteer requests. Create a sign up genius account for online signups. Coordinate sign up days after Mass in the Gathering space. Update sub committees on volunteer request. Create a master list of the volunteers and the shifts they are working.
Time Commitment: Approximately 15 hours
Gift to Share: Able to make phone calls,able to use email and Sign up Genius app. Organize a sign up day at Church. Able to create documents with different sub committees schedules for volunteers.

Games Chairperson(s):
Position Description: Oversee and plan all children’s games and activities for festival. Order prizes and games. Ensure that games vary for different ages and skill levels. Make sure games currently owned by the church are in good working order and have all necessary supplies on hand. Work with the Volunteer Chairperson to schedule all volunteers to help run the games. Maintain records of purchases. Oversee games during festival to ensure fair prize redemption and worker honesty. Ensure safety of equipment and children participating in game play. Be available to set up and take down games and schedule workers to assist. Mentor a co-chair to take on chairperson responsibilities.
Time Commitment: Hours include attending festival planning meetings. Time spent calling volunteers and Festival weekend- approximately 16 hours including set up and clean up.
Talent to Share: Fun personality, creative, easily works with teens and a variety of personalities.


Harvest Festival & Craft Fair 

St. Joseph’s is putting on a craft fair in conjunction to the Harvest Festival
September 15 & 16 from 6-10pm each evening and we have 50 spaces available!  
Spots will cost
$30 for a 6X8 table space, $25 if you don’t need a table and $5 extra if you need electricity. 
You pay us for the space along with a donated item and you keep your profits. 
  If you or someone you know sells a quality craft product, please forward this email and give them my contact: 


If interested you must fill out the following 2 forms and return to the Parish Office
Crafter Contract
Harvest Festival Craft Vendor Agreement


Our St. Joseph tradition has been to hold an annual picnic the third full weekend of September.  As an annual event for more than 30 years our focus is on providing a traditional family atmosphere and an opportunity for St. Joseph alumni and parishioners to return home and visit with family and friends. 

We welcome everyone to join in our continued tradition of fun & fellowship

Packet Pick Up:

Volunteer Sign up weekends:

Dinner Tickets & Pricing:



We welcome everyone to join in our continued tradition of fun & fellowship!

contact Bridget Samson at: bridget.samson@stjosephcommunity.org