Tuesday, February 26, 2013

2013 Clairemont Garden Tour & Expo: We Need Volunteers!

Clairemont Town Council is preparing for the 2013 Garden Tour and we need you to help make it a success.
We have the structure outlined and now we need you to add your touch and make the Tour truly a reflection of the 'Village within the City'.  The Garden Tour Committee is seeking volunteers for the following areas:

Garden Exhibitors:  Locate and select the best gardens available, ensure the garden exhibitors are informed and tended to with the utmost of care and serve as the point person for the exhibitors and sellers in the gardens.
Marketing-Print:  Generate the print marketing such as emails, newspaper and journal articles, fliers and posters and distribute as appropriate.
Marketing-Banners and Signs: Maintain and post banners and signs as appropriate.
Marketing-Web/TV/Radio:  Host the school competitions, confirm media outlets to post electronic media generated by the schools.
Marketing-Day of Event Signage: Post and remove signage on the day of the Tour.
Tickets:  Generate and sell tickets, ensuring that all monies and tickets are accounted for.
Volunteers:  Solicit, schedule, and take care of the volunteers throughout the Tour.

Sponsors:  Solicit sponsors and ensure that all agreements are met per each sponsorship package.

Expo:  Manage the Expo, including location, participants, food, set up and clean up.

Preview Tour:  Manage the Preview Tour, including the invitations, bus confirmation, refreshments, and schedule.

If you'd like to volunteer, feature your garden, be a sponsor, or want to inquire further about this year's Garden Tour & Expo, contact GardenTour@ClairemontOnline.com, or you can also contact me personally.

Below is a video that Janett Lewis produced of last year's Garden Tour & Expo. Janett helped sponsor last year's tour.

Speaking from personal experience, working on the Garden Tour is a very fulfilling way to impact the community.  The tasks are clearly defined and we know what needs to get done when. With each new committee member's influence, the Tour grows a bit more, just like the gardens it highlights.
I met some unforgettably amazing people and am excited to lead the effort again this year.  I hope you'll join us!


Dana Sortwell
Chair, 2013 Garden Tour & Expo
Clairemont Town Council

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