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Volunteers being sought for 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival

RELEASE DATE: September 12, 2013

TAVARES — The Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department is seeking volunteers for the 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival to be held Oct. 4-6, 2013 at Hickory Point Recreational Park in Tavares.

Volunteer tasks will include staffing registration and information booths, assisting program speakers and providing program support. Time slots are flexible and most of the shifts will be for a total of four hours between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. each day of the festival.

“Last year’s volunteers were a valuable component of the festival’s success, sharing the love of nature and Lake County with thousands of eager birding and wildflower enthusiasts from around the country,” said Kathy Pagan, program analyst, Lake County Economic Development & Tourism Department.

Volunteers working one or more shifts will receive a free special festival t-shirt and/or water bottle. A mandatory training will be held for all volunteers on Friday, Sept. 27 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Hickory Point Recreational Park, 27341 State Road 19, Tavares.

Volunteer applicants can view descriptions for the various roles, or complete an application online where they can choose their preferred tasks, dates and times at www.wingsandwildflowers.com/volunteer.  All volunteer applications must be completed by Tuesday, Sept. 24.

For more information, call Kathy Pagan at 352-429-4755 or email kpagan@lakecountyfl.gov.

The 2nd Annual Wings and Wildflowers Festival is being sponsored by the Lakeside Inn of Mount Dora; Akers Media Group/Lake-Sumter Style Magazine; Hobie Cat Company; the Lake County Water Authority; City of Leesburg; The Leesburg Partnership; Classic Tents & Events; Mission Inn Resort & Club; Classic Tents & Events; Chick-fil-A; Duke Energy; Farnsworth House Bed & Breakfast; Florida from a Kayak; Florida Native Plant Society, Lake Beautyberry Chapter; Florida Wildflower Foundation; Glasscat Design; Lakeview Inn of Tavares; McLin Education Foundation; Mount Dora Community Trust; Nikon; Ocklawaha Valley Audubon Society; Palatlakaha Environmental and Agricultural Reserve (PEAR) Association; PAL Realty; Promise Habitat Services, LLC; SECO Energy; Shananne Cain Florist; Trout Lake Nature Center; and Publix. 


More Information:
Kathy Pagan

Lake County media contact:
Kelly LaFollette
Communications Director
Office: 352-343-9603; Cell: 352-455-0445

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