Monday, September 7, 2015

Volunteeer Traing for Hardman Farm

We are moving into our busy season here at Hardman Farm and there is a lot to do!  The quantity and size of tours will increase in October.  We can use tour guides, herders and barn docents.  To that end, we will have the next volunteer training on Wednesday, September 16.  There will be 3 training sessions offered that day:

                10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Volunteering at Hardman:  Basics
                11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  Docent training (how to assist/lead tours)
                2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Keeping it Clean:  How to clean a historic home

  If you plan to attend, please let Johnna know as soon as possible!

  We have more groups coming in and can use herders/golf cart drivers/wheel chair lift assistance for these. 
    October 1 15-30 Roswell Recreation Seniors
    October 8 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will bring 45 seniors, 6-8 of whom will require the golf cart. 
    October 15 from    56 Day Trippers from the Village at Deaton Creek (seniors)

  On September 18 we have Lakeview Academy coming with 42 6th graders from 9:30-11:00 a.m.  Jobs include:
    Station interpretors at the Unicoi Turnpike, Indian Mound panel/natives, front of house, first floor house/Anna Ruby, kitchen, spring house, dairy barn, maybe the gas house or smokehouse.
    One bell ringer to keep rotations on time

Fall Celebration on October 10 will be our first park/Friends big event.  This Appalachian Heritage event runs from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Jobs include:
  Visitor Center assistants (2-4)
  Parking attendants (6)
  Butter churners (2)
  Crank apples through cider press (2-4)
  Gold panning (4)
  Candle-dippers (4)
  Spinners (2)
  Tour herders (3)
  Set-up help in Friday, Oct. 9 (4)
  Set-up help on Saturday, Oct. 10 (4)
  Clean-up (10)
  Dairy Docent (2)
  Kitchen Docent (2)

We can use your help!  E-mail with event/date and the job you want. 

Thanks so much and happy Labor Day!

Johnna Tuttle
Interpretive Ranger
Hardman Farm

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