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WaterFire Sharon Seeks Volunteers for Saturday

SHARON, Pa. – WaterFire Sharon is seeking additional volunteers to assist with Saturday’s staging. The committee is short of its 350-volunteer goal.

Volunteers are required to fill a variety of roles at the event, said Karen Winner Sed, co-chairwoman of WaterFire Sharon PA.

WaterFire Sharon was introduced during the summer of 2013 with more than 50 braziers placed in the Shenango River fired with cedar and pine. After a day-long arts and music festival appropriate to the theme selected, the evening activities commence with a ceremonial lighting of the braziers, which remain burning until midnight.

“Whether you prefer to help stack wood, participate in children’s activities, direct traffic to the appropriate areas for parking, or help shoppers in the merchandise tent, we have a job that you can do. Come alone, bring your family, bring your club or group,” Winner Sed said. “Everyone is welcome — and needed.”

Most of the positions request a two-hour commitment, allowing most volunteers time to help out and still enjoy other aspects of the festivities.

“With the children’s area being a special focus, we’re hoping to get teachers and students interested in helping there, in addition to moms and dads,” Winner Sed added.

Volunteer information and signup opportunities can be found here.

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