Ronald McDonald House Seeks Volunteers For Children's Festival

Friday, September 13, 2013

Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities is seeking volunteers- both adults and students- to assist in the operation of the 24th Annual Autumn Children’s Festival on October 5 - 6 at the Tennessee Riverpark. Those willing to help with set up, clean up, supervision of carnival games, inflatables and parking are needed to ensure the success of this year’s event. Volunteer shifts are available on Saturday, October 5, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and 1-6 p.m. and on Sunday, October 6, from 12-5 p.m.  

This year’s activities include: Ronald McDonald Magic Shows, Amazing Maze, awesome inflatables, carnival games with fun prizes, arts and crafts activities, free health, wellness and educational activities, pony rides, a petting zoo, plus a variety of delicious food and snacks.  The Autumn Children’s Festival attracts 3,000 – 3,500 children and families during the 2 day event.  It generates approximately $50,000 – $55,000 for Chattanooga Ronald McDonald House Charities each year.  More than 350 adult and student volunteers from the Greater Chattanooga area are needed to help with the event planning, set-up, operation and clean-up of the festival every year.  In 2012, the event raised more than $54,000 for the organization which helped pay for operational expenses for Ronald McDonald House and Family Room for approximately 38 days. 

For more information, please contact Brittany Warth at 778-4359 or

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