Festival hosts volunteer sign-up party

September 3, 2013

By Staff

Salmon Days organizers need all the help they can muster to accommodate the more than 150,000 visitors expected to stream into Issaquah for the annual festival Oct. 5-6.

Prospective volunteers can join the iconic festival at the annual Salmon Days volunteer sign-up party Sept. 10. Organizers need volunteers for a variety of activities, including manning booths, selling souvenirs and cleaning up after the event concludes.

“We look forward to seeing the smiling faces of longtime volunteers as well as meeting new members of the community, who we hope, like our salmon, return each year,” Salmon Days Festival Director Robin Kelley said in a statement.

Participants receive a free dinner catered by Timber Ridge at Talus and, for signing up for one or more volunteer shifts, a free Ohfishal Salmon Days volunteer T-shirt.

Festival volunteers ensure the event runs smoothly as visitors explore the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery, shop at artists’ and artisans’ booths, munch on snacks and participate in family-friendly activities, such as the Salmon Days Grande Parade and the Field of Fun.

The opportunity to volunteer at Salmon Days is open to everybody, although children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

The theme for the October celebration is “Streaming Live” — a nod to instantaneous communication and salmon habitat.

“Even after 44 years, our Salmon Days Festival promises to be more current than ever,” Kelley said in unveiling the theme Jan. 24. “Innovation and interpretation, pixilation and Pinterest, in the cloud, going viral, browsing and blogs. This year’s theme is today and looking to the future.”

If you go

Salmon Days Festival volunteer sign-up party

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10
  • Pickering Barn
  • 1730 10th Ave. N.W.
  • Learn more about volunteering at the Salmon Days Festival at www.salmondays.org/volunteers.html.
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