News of Madison Valley

A Call for Bastille Day Volunteers


Hi Neighbors,

Bastille Bash is just a few weeks away! It’s an all-volunteer effort and this year we need more help than ever before. This year’s proceeds will benefit the Detlef Schrempf Foundation. Please sign up for a shift, and forward this to your friends who might be willing to volunteer.

Bastille Banner - Marie

Bastille Bash is a French-themed food and wine event, held on Madison St. between 27th and Lake Washington Blvd. It’s organized by the Madison Valley Merchants Association and Community Council, and this year the event is July 12, from 3 PM – 8 PM.

We’re looking for help with:

Set-up, Heavy Lifting
Set-up, Non-Heavy Lifting
Ticket Sales
Store Managers
Ticket Takers – Restaurants
Water Sales
Street Crossing Guards
Green Room Helpers
Volunteer Check-in
Break Down

To volunteer for any of the above assignments please sign up online.

We also REALLY need some people with management skills and specific technical skills:

Decor Hanging Assistant
Friday, July 11th, 3:00-6:00: help hang bunting, banners, and signs for the event (2 people).

Management of Ticket Sales
Oversee volunteers doing ticket sales. 3-hour shifts available (2 people).

Management of Event Areas Set-Up
Oversee installation of tents, tables, chairs, barricades, decor, etc for specific event areas. (5 people / one per area.) Set up takes place in the morning – approx. 10:00 AM – TBD (final time based on delivery schedule).

Table Linens Manager
Manage volunteers and work with area set-up managers. Make sure linens of correct size are distributed to each area and placed on tables. Set up takes place in the morning (approx. 11:00 AM).

Professional or semi-professional photographers to wander the event, take photos of participants, entertainers, etc. The photos are your property, but we need a digital copy for use in future marketing materials. Please have professional equipment (2–4 people).

Sound Technician Assistant
Help sound manager with set-up and maintenance of audio equipment of 3 small stages and small audio systems. Experience with audio systems and events required (1–2 people).

Wine & Beer Pourers
Must have liquor serving license. Pour tastings of wine and beer in shops and wine gardens (10 people).

Tear Down Managers
Manage team of volunteers and rental company to tear down the tents, tables, etc., in each event area (5 people / one per area).

Plein Air Painters
Are you an artist who would like to paint the festival? Last year we had a handful of artists set up their easels in the street and on the sidewalks. It’s a wonderful day to paint what you see (5–10 artists).

To volunteer for any of the specialized jobs listed above, contact me:

Lindy Wishard
Volunteer and President, Madison Valley Community Council
206 552-0345
[email protected]

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