Volunteers Needed to Support University at Arlington County Fair

Posted: July 13, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The university seeks faculty and staff volunteers to represent George Mason at the Arlington County Fair, held Thursday to Sunday, August 17 to 20. Pairs of volunteers are needed to staff the university’s booth for three-hour shifts from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

Volunteers will answer general questions about the university and the Arlington Campus, and provide information about the bond campaign for redevelopment of the campus. Last month, the Arlington County Board approved placing a $5-million bond referendum for higher education on the November general election ballot. If passed, the $5 million will be Arlington County’s contribution to the construction of the Arlington Campus Phase II project.

Activities at the 24th annual Arlington County Fair include pony rides, a petting zoo, pig races, carnival rides, an arts and crafts show and sale, live entertainment, and exhibits by government, nonprofit, and commercial organizations. The theme this year is “Where the Community Comes Together.” The fair is held in the Thomas Jefferson Community Center at 3501 South Second Street, on the corner of South Second Street and Old Glebe Road in Arlington. Admission is free.

For information about free parking and shuttle buses, see the fair’s website. To volunteer, contact Amanda Harrison, Office of the Distributed University, at x38754 or aharrisa@gmu.edu.

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