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Glencarlyn Day Volunteers Needed

Plans are already underway for our annual Glencarlyn Day Activities, June 1st-2nd.

It takes dozens of volunteers to make our celebration a success.  I am asking for your help.  I have listed below the various areas where we need help for the Potluck and Block party on Friday night June 1st, and the Pancake Breakfast and MANY other activities on Saturday June 2nd.

PLEASE let me know when and how you can help.

You can sign up using the sign up genius:   http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084baeac2da2fe3-2018

Or, send me an email telling me which shift or shifts you can work: jfblee@aol.com

Please consider signing up for more than one event.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.

Thank you so much for your help.  We cannot do this without you!!
Julie Lee
808-384-4954

Friday Events, June 1st

The Potluck 6:30-7:30 pm (at Carlin Hall) and the Block Party 7-9 pm (by the Library) are Friday night June 2nd.

We need help with:

  •     Potluck Set-up 5:30-6:00 pm (4 people)
  •     Potluck Clean-up  7:30-8 pm (4 people)
  •     Block Party Set-up 6-6:30 pm (4 people)
  •     Block Party Clean-up 9- 9:30 pm (4 people)

We also need help setting up the stage Friday afternoon, preferably some strong helpers.

Saturday’s Events, June 2nd, are more numbered and more involved.

For the Pancake Breakfast 8-10 am We need help with:

Early Morning Transport and Set-up 6:15/6:30-8:00 am (12 people and at least 4 TRUCKS)

  •     1st SHIFT 7:50-9 am
    •   Batter Makers (2 people)
    •   Cooks (6 people)
    •   Front table Staff (4 people)
  •     2nd SHIFT 9- 10:10 am
    •   Cooks (6 people)
    •   Front Table Staff (4 people)
    •   Clean-Up 10-11/11:30 am ( 10 people and 4 TRUCKS)

For the Parade 11:45-12:10

  •  Organizing and Decorating  11:15-11:45 (4-6 people)
  •  Assisting during the Parade 11:30-12:10 (4-6 people)

Moon Bounce and Sno-cones at Carlin Hall 12- 3 pm

  • To sell tickets, make sno-cones and watch moon bouncers
    •  1st Shift 12-1:30 (5 people)
    •  2nd shift 1:30-3 (5 people)

Home Tour 2-4 pm – 2 volunteers per shift per home.  Each shift 1 hour.   We hope to have at least 4 or 5 homes on the tour

  •    1st Shift 2-3 pm
  •    2nd Shift 3-4 pm

St. John’s Easter Egg Hunt – Sunday April 1

St. John’s will be having their annual Easter Egg hunt on Sunday after 11 am following the 10 am  service. They are inviting all the children in the neighborhood to participate, as they have in the past. There will be a light refreshments for everyone in the church undercroft after the hunt.

Everyone is welcome to join them at the 10 am Easter service which will include a children’s message and flowering of the cross by the children.

If you only want to attend the egg hunt, gather at the double door on the fifth street side of the church just after 11 am until everyone is ready.  Please bring your own basket!

St. Johns’ Episcopal Church is located at 415 S. Lexington.  Their website is stjohnsarlingtonva.org.

Stream Cleanup and Hot Dog Roast March 10th

Arlington County Park Rangers are calling on volunteers to help clean Four Mile Run at Glencarlyn Park on Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00 am to Noon. The Glencarlyn Citizens’ Association will host a hot dog and marshmallow roast after the cleanup.

Get outdoors and help Arlington restore its natural spaces. Great project for individuals, families, service clubs and school groups.

  • The clean-up area is from under the Arlington Blvd./Rte 50 bridge to where Long Branch enters Four Mile Run.
  • Trash bags and plastic gloves will be available for volunteers at the 3rd Street picnic pavilion starting at 10am.
  • Volunteers should wear long sleeve shirts and pants and should bring work gloves if they have them.
  • After the clean-up, the hot dog and marshmallow roast will be held at the 3rd Street picnic pavilion.
  • Invite lots of friends to help in the cleanup and enjoy the roast.

Pippy and Matt Sickbert and Brandon Hemel are coordinating the event. Please email them at kkravchonok@gmail.com to let them know if you are thinking about attending, so they can plan for the food. If you didn’t get a chance to contact them, show up anyway because there will be extra food.

Glencarlyn Luminaria and Holiday Celebration Saturday, Dec. 9th

We invite everyone to walk the neighborhood, admire the Luminaria and come to the Library parking lot (Kensington St., between 3rd and 4th Sts.), beginning at 6 pm until 8 pm, for the celebration. We will have holiday music, cookies, warm beverages (cocoa, spiced cider) and marshmallows for roasting.

Santa will arrive around 6:30 pm with a little something for the youngsters.

Even if you won’t be placing luminaria in front of your home, please join us for friendship and refreshments. This is a wonderful family activity and a great opportunity to greet your neighbors.

Luminaria packs can be purchased at Carlin Hall, 5711 4th Street S., between 9 am and 3 pm on December 10th. Each 10 candle Luminaria pack, which includes tea candles, white paper bags and sand, costs $5.00 and will light the frontage of an average 50/60 foot lot.

Volunteers Needed for Luminaria and Holiday Party, Saturday, Dec. 9

We need lots of volunteers to help on Saturday December 9th both during the day, selling the Luminaria kits, as well as in the evening for set-up, running and clean-up at the Holiday Party.

Please sign up to help with one or both events.

Luminaria: 4 people are needed for each of the four 2 hour shifts between 8:30 am and  3:30 pm.  At least two people will be working inside and one bagging sand outside. You can rotate the assignments.  (The last shift will also place luminaria in front of the Library and Carlin Hall.)

Holiday Party: 3 or 4 people are needed for each of the four 1 hour shifts between 5:15 and 8:30 pm for set-up, operation and clean up.  Cookies Needed for Holiday Party. Please note, we need 10 dozen cookies for the Holiday Party.  Bring cookies to the Party or drop them off at Carlin Hall during the day.

  • If you can volunteer, or have any questions, please contact Julie Lee at jfblee@aol.com or call 808-384-4954.
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