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Volunteer at the St. Paul's Country Fare Restaurant at the NC State Fair!
October 15-25
Pencil in a shift NOW

CUCC has taken on some big new ministries (including our new full-time Youth and Adult Education staff person).

St. Paul’s Christian Church (our friends from Maundy Thursday worship) has invited us to join them at their St. Paul’s Country Fare restaurant at the NC State Fair.  We will receive a percentage of the proceeds depending on the percentage of volunteers we provide.  

More than a country-style food restaurant, this 50+ year old ministry is “a wonderful outreach to show how Christians work together for a common a good.”  The restaurant provides a safe place to sit out of the elements, comfy and familiar fair foods, and smiling faces.  I volunteered for a shift last fall and thoroughly enjoyed the people from St. Paul’s and from their scout troop on that evening’s shift.  Who knew scrubbing industrial sized pots could be so much fun?

Volunteers are needed for set up & heavy cleaning the week before the fair, and (teen and older)  cooking, cleaning and serving during the fair (6:30-NOON, 11:30 to 5:30, and 5-10).  Not able to be on your feet?  We’ll need people to shuttle the volunteers from St. Paul’s to the fair, to serve as cashier, and to make reminder phone calls.  There may be other non-standing tasks, too, so tell Jane if you want to help but can’t do the physical stuff.

TODAY, PLEASE:  Look at your calendar; the fair is October 15-25.  Could you help with the heavy work of clean up and set up the week before (daytime)?  Or TODAY will you pencil in a shift?  I know your life may change, but if you’ve got it penciled in, you are more likely to be free when sign ups begin later this summer.  Am I right?  Then tell me which shift you have pencilled in and I'll contact you to confirm your availability later this summer.

More details:  Free entrance on the day you work and a free shuttle so you can park at St. Paul’s and be dropped off at the gate.

Jane Smith will be recruiting CUCC's volunteers and supporting Peggy McRight, the St. Paul's coordinator.

We thank our friends at St. Paul’s for inviting us to participate in their long-standing ministry to fair-goers and to share the proceeds. 

-     -      Submitted by Jane Smith