For 40 plus years, the Middlebury Summer Festival has served as the town’s homecoming. It has been a time for Middlebury residents, old and new, to come together to celebrate.
This has been possible because of the generous donations of volunteers and local businesses to plan, coordinate, and fund the festival. In November, the current Summer festival committee decided that it was time to step back after several years on the committee and give others a chance to serve.
The resignation of the committee chairs has provided an opportunity to reevaluate the future of the festival. Some options include leaving the festival at its current date, changing the date, eliminating the summer festival, and folding some of the activities into the fall festival.
Do you remember bed races, the dunk tank, 3 on 3 basketball tournaments, pancake breakfast, the parade, and kids’ activities? If you would like to see these continue or have any suggestions for the festival, please attend on January 24, 6:00 p.m., at the Middlebury Public Library.
If you cannot make the meeting but have ideas or want to volunteer, you can also contact:
Middlebury Chamber of Commerce; 574-825-4300 (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org )
Varn’s and Hoover Hardware, 574-825-2705
Affairs to Remember Bridal Shoppe 574-825-1404
Volunteer opportunities include organizing or participating in the following events/activities:
• Food Vendors
• Arts and Crafts
• Kids Activities
• Entertainment (Music Groups, Dancers, etc.)
• Water Ball Competition
• Bed or Buggy Races
• Road Run/Walk
• 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament
• Corn Hole Tournament
• Merchant Sidewalk Sales (Someone needed to coordinate with the Merchants)
• Fund Raisers
• Set-up/tear down
• Cleaning the park during the Festival
• Work the Information booth
Thank you for your continued support,
Middlebury Summer Festival Volunteers