As the City of Springfield prepares to present the 21st Annual CultureFest 2017 on Saturday, September 23, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the Springfield City Hall Plaza, volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the day of the event. “What we need right now, are a few more people to help out during the event,” says volunteer coordinator, Nancy Flinchbaugh. “We have been fortunate to have the support of local groups for many of our culture fest shirtvolunteer needs. The Springfield High School sports teams with their coaches have already signed up to cover set up and clean up on Saturday, along with the Junior ROTC unit who will also help with clean up. On Friday, the Sheriff’s Pride Crew will help set up. We have the LINKs group to manage the CultureDance Tent again and this year the Girls Scouts will be coordinating and leading the participation at the Culture Jam. We also have sign language students from Sinclair who will be interpreting at both stages. It’s a great outpouring of support and help from our awesome community.”

Floaters, Street Crossing Guards, and logistical support volunteers are still needed during the hours of 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as Junior Reporters (high school students) who help report on the event beginning at 11 a.m. until 2-3 p.m. A few volunteers are needed to set up Saturday morning (7-11 a.m.) and clean up on Sunday afternoon from 2-4 p.m. Volunteer orientation will be on Monday, September 18 at 5:15 p.m. in the Springfield City Hall Forum. To volunteer, call or email Flinchbaugh at 937.324-7696, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  You can also sign up on the CultureFest Website this year. Those who volunteer at least two hours will receive a free t-shirt and refreshments during their service hours. For more information on the event, visit the webpage at: springfieldohio.gov/culturefest or on Facebook at CultureFestSpringfield.