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Volunteers welcome for two popular events

Thursday, February 12, 2015

If you haven’t already, be sure to block off your calendar for this year’s Forsyth Family Fest. According to Trustee Kerstin Trachtenberg, chair of the Forsyth Family Fest Committee, the 2015 edition will be held June 19-20 in Forsyth Park.
The theme for this year’s event, according to Trachtenberg is: “There’s No Place Like Home.”

The committee that plans the village’s most popular annual event meets again at 7 p.m. on Monday Feb. 23 at Village Hall. One key ingredient the group is seeking, Trachtenberg said, “is a committee volunteer to be our volunteer coordinator for the weekend.”

Trachtenberg said there is always a need for volunteers, no matter if they can only spare a little bit of time.

“We could use all the help we can get,” she said. “We always need volunteers; it’s a fun group and our meetings only last about an hour at most.”

This year, Family Fest will have cash games for the very first time, but Trachtenberg said, a prize is guaranteed for anyone who plays. The amusement company is lined up, and “it’ll be here before you know it,” she added.

And, Trachtenberg pointed out that since the two events are a week apart this year, there will be no conflict with the Symetra Tour Golf Tournament held down the road at Hickory Point Golf Course.

Easter Egg volunteer opportunity
The Family Fest Committee is also the same group that plans the Easter Egg Hunt, which this year will be on Saturday, April 4, the day before Easter Sunday. Trachtenberg said there is always a need for help putting this fun event together.

“We need extra hands because we have a lot of eggs to fill with candy,” she said. She estimated they fill probably “a couple thousand Easter eggs.”

This group plans to meet on Monday, March 23 at 6 p.m. to get rolling on eggs.

If you would like to volunteer to help out with either of these great community events, contact Kerstin Trachtenberg at (217) 454-5770 or

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