Volunteers Help Old Town Thrive

Volunteers are vital to the success of Old Town – and not just at events like Festival of the Moon & Sun. From planning community events to providing support and resources for local businesses, and even picking up trash, volunteers are what keep Old Town a vibrant place to visit.

In the coming months, there will be a plethora of opportunities for those who love Old Town. If you enjoy gardening, come to our Spring Clean up event on April 18. For those who love the festivals, sign up to pour beer at the Festival of the Moon & Sun. And don’t forget committees! We are always looking for more volunteers as projects and initiatives continue to grow.

photo by Kaley Fech

To all those who have volunteered in the past, we thank you. For those yet to volunteer, we welcome you. And for all others, what are you waiting for? Join us by going to otca.wildapricot.com/volunteer and sign up for a volunteer shift today.

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– from the Spartan Newsroom, March 30

Volunteers are often times the unsung heroes keeping small communities alive.

In Old Town, the volunteers allow the community to not only survive, but to thrive.

Ken Schroeppel, an assistant professor at the University of Colorado Denver and an expert in downtown revitalization, said that if people are really committed to their local community, there is a much greater chance for success.

The people of Old Town have certainly taken this concept to heart.

Matt Hund, a resident of Old Town as well as a member of the Board of Directors, said that volunteers are an integral part of the community.

“Old Town is a volunteer-driven community,” Hund said, “None of the events, aesthetics or initiatives that you see would be possible without the excellent volunteers who give their time and energy to make them happen.”

For the full story by Kaley Fech, visit news.jrn.msu.edu.