Volunteers Sought for 2017 Newberry Event

Take a break from being snowbound, and imagine the warmth and freedom of summer and the upcoming three-day music festival held on the gorgeous grounds of DiamondStone Guest Lodges between La Pine and Sunriver (adjacent to Quail Run Golf Course). From morning to night, 22+ regional and national acts will offer back-to-back live music of every genre at the 5th annual “Newberry Event Festival to Defeat MS,” on July 21, 22 and 23. As in the past four successful years of this family-friendly gathering, there will be a big main stage and a more intimate one, arts and crafts booths, outdoor product demonstrations, and many food and drink options.

This music and arts fundraiser for the Oregon chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society brings awareness to this devastating disease and raises funds through its raffle and silent auction. It is hosted by Doug and Gloria Watt and sponsored by numerous local businesses.

“Volunteers make this ‘in our backyard’ long weekend event a reality,” the couple emphasized. In return for FREE entry and drink and food tickets, there are many volunteer assignments to choose from, including set up the day before and teardown after, gate attendants, parking assistance, ticket booths, musicians’ equipment crew, silent auction monitoring, and bartending.

A typical shift is four hours. Volunteering with a friend works especially well, doubling fun and coverage of tasks. This year the Watts are also recruiting two volunteer coordinators who will oversee scheduling and communication among the 50+ volunteers who are needed to work for the cause

Volunteer commitment is a huge contribution to running the show. To explore whether this is a charity event you might want to give some time to, talk with Gloria or Doug at (541)536-6263 or email diamond@ diamondstone.com, with “NE Volunteer” in the subject line. To see photos of last summer’s best three-day private party, check out www.facebook.com/TheNewberryEvent.

More information, including ticket prices, is available at www.NewberryEvent.com. There you can also complete a request form to be a festival volunteer, sponsor, vendor or participant.

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