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Did you know it takes more than 400 volunteer hours to staff Celebrate! West Hartford? This great community event relies on folks to step-up and give back. There are jobs for everyone--there are jobs for volunteers who like to greet people and answer questions; there are jobs for people who like to be near the stage and listen to the bands; there are even jobs for people who like to get up early in the morning!

For more details about getting involved with Celebrate! West Hartford, contact us at and check out our Volunteer Opportunities Brochure here.

Give an hour (or two or ten!) to help make this great community event a success. Volunteer opportunities include:

3–8 PM: Help set up, Greeting & Ushering Exhibitors

6–10 AM: Additional set up, Greeting & Ushering Exhibitors
10 AM–6 PM: Information Booth, Selling Ride Tickets, Monitoring Festival Tent

6:45–11 AM: Kids Fun Run, 5K Road Race
10:30 AM–Noon: Exhibitor Greeting & Ushering
Noon–6 PM: Information Booth, Selling Ride Tickets, Monitoring Festival Tent
6–8 PM: Take down, Exhibitor Ushering
Town Hall Grounds, 50 South Main Street, in West Hartford, Connecticut

Celebrate West Hartford Steering Committee

Mary Alexander - Chair 
Linda Geisler, Event Manager
Helen Rubino-Turco, Town of West Hartford, Leisure Services Director
Sandy Gifford, Volunteer Coordinator

The volunteer committee also includes the following: Doug Alexander, Mike Alquist, Dick Audet, Joan Audet, Marc Blanchard, Julie Chen, Marion Conklin, Marla Famiglietti, Sandy Gifford, Rocky Goodwin, Tom Grady, Mark Jahne, Joan Karas, Bing Lantz, Jeff Lovanio, Gary Mendal, Ronni Newton, Suzanne Oslander, Connie Robinson, Jeff Rose, Beth Ryan, and Paul Turco.

Sergeant Mike Alquist chairs the Road Race Committee. Other volunteer Road Race Committee members include the following: Stephanie Blozy, Sandy Gifford, Marisa Mascolo Halm, Peter Hawley, Kitty Horigan, Dodie Mendal, Lisa Pillow, Lynne Tapper, Pete Travers. Marisa Mascolo Halm coordinates the Kids Fun Run.

The committee receives significant support from various Town departments, including Human & Leisure Services, Information Technology, Public Works, Plant & Facilities Services, and the Police and Fire Departments.