VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Civil War Encampment needs volunteers

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  Civil War Encampment in Meriden needs volunteers of high school age and up for two events:

Civil War Remembrance Concert, Friday Oct. 5. Volunteers are needed from 6:30 till 9:00 pm at Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden CT.
Concert duties might include:  Hand out programs, usher guests, assist with refreshments, staff the information table, etc.

Civil War Encampment event, Saturday Oct. 6. Volunteers are needed from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at Dossin Beach Park at Hanover Pond, Oregon Rd., Meriden CT.
Encampment duties might include:  Help with set up/break down, gopher for food tables, gopher for site maintenance, help with parking, staff information table, assist with speaker’s tent set up/straighten chairs, usher, hand out programs at bus stop, assist vendors with set up/break down, etc.

Volunteers Wanted for Civil War Encampment - a living history eventBE PART OF A LIVING HISTORY EVENT:  This historical event honors the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War and recognizes Meriden’s contribution to the war effort during our country’s most turbulent time.

The Civil War Encampment event
and your commitment will be over in a day—
but what a grand day it will be!

We need You!  Sign up today.  No special skills are required and you’ll work with a dedicated team of participating non-profit groups and community leaders. Learn more about the Civil War Encampment on this site’s About page.

TO VOLUNTEER:  Please email Lisa (remove brackets, spaces and use @ sign):  LionLisaP [at] yahoo.com

Financial support for this community event provided by the Meriden Foundation.
PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS:
Quinnipiac River Watershed Association, Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc., Meriden Historical Society and the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery.

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About meridencivilwar

Meriden Civil War Encampment Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dossin Beach Park at Hanover Pond Meriden, Connecticut An historical event to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and to recognize Meriden's contributions. The Encampment will be located near the original site of Camp Tyler, a training camp for the First Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry and the First Battery Connecticut Volunteer Light Artillery; the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery volunteers will act in the roles of militia and the ancillary but indispensable players associated with the camp, such as washerwomen, cooks and blacksmiths. The event is a collaborative effort of the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Meriden Historical Society, Meriden Arts Trust and Quinnipiac River Watershed Association and is made possible through a generous grant from the Meriden Foundation. A Civil War Remembrance Concert will be held at Lincoln Middle School Theater on Friday October 5 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We plan to have a spirited day filled with varied activities for all ages—and hope you'll join us.
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