But here’s the kicker; how to do this when you need over 100 volunteers and traditionally most the volunteers are parents? It’s easy and hard, but I’ve eliminated the recruitment of any workers that have children under the age of 12. I don’t want any parents working in any area! We’re forcing family time, even if it makes us double-up in other areas. It is now two days out from the event and I think we might have pulled it off. I’ve recruited Senior High and Junior High student leaders, college students, empty-nesters, and young marrieds to fill each and every spot needed. Not easy in any way, but it can be done!
In the years to come we can continue to argue the merits of such events, but for this year I’m hoping I can honestly walk away and say that we’ve created a TRUE Family Friendly event; even if it kills us!