Creative volunteers needed to help us get ready for the State Fair

posted Aug 11, 2011, 9:13 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 1:13 PM ]
As a previous blogpost stated, the Como Green Village is being honored at the State Fair this year as a Minnesota Community Pride Showcase Winner.  To prepare, we're undertaking several artistic projects for our display and parade participation.  Please call the SECIA office at 612-676-1731 to find out how you can help.  Here are some of the things we're working on:

Making Green Village paper mache objects
We're planning a couple of paper mache workshops at Van Cleve Park (901 15th Ave SE) from 3 - 5 p.m. on Monday, August 15th & Monday, August 22nd.  We'll be working with the wet paper mache the first week and then painting the items the following week.  Our goal is to create items that represent the different kinds of projects we've worked on as part of the Green Village over the last few years (e.g. solar, gardening, rain barrels, grow barrels, bicycling, car-sharing, etc.).  We'll likely have the help of some kids at Van Cleve Park and could use some volunteers to help supervise them, etc.  We could also really use some artists or just plain creative people to make up some forms representing Green Village items in advance of the workshops with the kids so they'll have something to work with right away.  Call or e-mail Jennifer (jen AT with questions or to let us know you'll be joining us.

Sewing a quilt banner for the parade
We're looking to collect scraps of fabric from neighborhood folks so we can assemble a quilt banner for our participation in the parade at the State Fair.  We'd like fabric with a little or a lot of green in it.  If anyone would like to help us assemble it, that would be great, just let us know.

Volunteer to help us table and be in the parade as part of our Green Village contingent
We'll be at the State Fair on Saturday, September 3rd; tabling in the morning and early afternoon and participating in the parade at 2 p.m.  If you'll be at the Fair that day and want to help us out, let us know.  For those that will spend a significant amount of time helping us out that day, we will provide you with a complimentary ticket for the fair.