To the volunteers who helped with last year’s VI Oktoberfest, I hope that you are willing to assist again (and possibly invite some additional volunteers!!). If you don’t want to be on this list, please let me know and I will remove you.
So, the date for this year’s event is October 21st from 4-7 pm. We have secured the face painters, the band, the Michigan Avenue grillers, the liability insurance and are working on the permits from the city of St. Pete.
We estimate that we had approximately 300 people attend last year, so I’m hoping that we have at least 400 this year. We have modified the price slightly so that it will be $10 per household (last year it was $10 per adult). We have also extended the event to start at 4 pm.
We will be putting out sandwich boards on Labor Day weekend with a “Save the Date” notice and posting on the VI website. As we get closer, the biggest need will be volunteers to staff the table at the event to collect money, to monitor the food table and to help with set up and clean up. We are hoping we can get some games like corn hole, etc. on the day of the event as well.
Immediately, we are looking for sponsors. If you know anyone that would like to contribute or sponsor, please have them contact me ASAP. We are going to distribute fliers to each household in VI the first week in October (we will need assistance with this). We will recognize the sponsors on that flier, on the web and Facebook, on the day of with signage.
I look forward to another fabulous community event and appreciate your willingness to assist with the event. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks so much,
2048 Carolina Avenue NE
St. Petersburg, FL 33703