2018-06-09 / News

Groups Seek Volunteers for the Summer

By Marina Lindland

Island residents and summer business employees have many opportunities to join in community activities during the summer. Here are some opportunities open to everyone:

The Mackinac Arts Council hosts a series of free concerts called Music in the Park, and always is always looking for volunteers to help set the stage. Participants show up at 5 p.m., conduct sound checks, assemble the stage, prepare the instruments, then get to sit back and enjoy the concert with a glass of free wine. Concerts will be held every Thursday at 7 p.m. starting June 21.

City Recreation Director Mary Patay is always looking for volunteers and specifically needs people to help run family activities at Great Turtle Park on the Fourth of July, from noon to 4 p.m. There are many positions available, ranging from money handling to manning game booths. She can be reached at recdept@cityofmi.org.

The Bible Church hosts a “coffee hour” every Friday from 9 p.m. to midnight. The event is open to anyone, regardless of religious affiliation. Board games and a full meal are provided. Volunteers are welcome to come an hour early to help set up the church for the gathering.

Ste. Anne Catholic Church is looking for volunteers, regardless of their religious affiliation. Anyone is welcome to help with the free student dinners held for sum- mer employees every Thursday at 6 p.m. Volunteers serve the food and clean up afterward. Those who align themselves with the Catholic faith can actively participate in weekly Masses as altar servers, readers, ushers, and in other positions. For more information, contact Ste. Anne Catholic Church at (906) 847 3507.

Trinity Episcopal Church takes a crafty approach to volunteer work. Every Monday at 1 p.m., a group gathers at the Parish Hall to knit or crochet a variety of items to donate to charity. Recently, the Community Knitting Outreach group knitted several afghans for Camp New Day UP, a Christian summer camp for children who have an incarcerated parent. Everyone, regardless of religious affiliation, is welcome to walk in

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