Hopewell Harvest Fair Planning Committee Seeks Volunteers

    The first planning meeting for the 30th Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair will take place on Wednesday, May 25, at 7:30 PM, at the Hopewell Boro Train Station. Volunteers are sought to assist in the planning of the annual event, scheduled to take place this year on September 24.

    The all-volunteer Hopewell Harvest Fair Planning Committee works throughout the summer to plan the fun, family event that brings together thousands of Hopewell Valley residents, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Each event and area of the Fair is organized by a volunteer, and positions are currently available for anyone looking to make an impact — and make new friends. Getting involved is not only a community leadership opportunity, it’s also rewarding and a lot of fun!

    “The Hopewell Harvest Fair is such a great event, it is fun planning it!” said long-time volunteer Janice Schroeder, currently a Board Trustee. “I think it’s a great opportunity for any area newcomer or someone who is looking for more connections in the Hopewell Valley. I’ve made many wonderful friends working on the Fair.”

    The Hopewell Harvest Fair Board of Trustees is also looking for a Planning Committee Chairperson to organize and oversee the different volunteers working on each aspect of the event. Anyone who loves Hopewell, is super-organized, and looking for a volunteer project this summer is invited to contact Julie Sansone, Board President (and former Chairperson!), for details, president@hopewellharvestfair.org or (609) 915-5789.

    Many people may not realize that in addition to providing a day of family fun to the entire Hopewell Valley, the Harvest Fair is also a fundraiser for the Community Grants Program, which awards small grants to local nonprofit organizations. All volunteers truly affect change in our community.

    This year’s Hopewell Harvest Fair will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016 (raindate 9/25), on the grounds of the Hopewell Elementary School in Hopewell Boro. To learn more about the Fair, please visit www.hopewellharvestfair.org.

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