See what we learned from Event Execution Committee Member, Mike Auldridge:
Why did you want to join the EEC?
In the Spring of 2012 I responded to an advertisement/call for help that was broadcast on the WTOP radio station. I came downtown, spent a few hours stuffing gift bags with several other volunteers, asked if there was more I could do (there wasn’t, since most jobs were already filled), but went home thinking I could do more the next year. That proved to be true !
I’ve enjoyed working with the NCBF folks, trying to make events run as smoothly as possible, so thought this might be a way to further that.
What is a fun fact about you?
I’ve managed to accumulate more cars than there are days of the week !
What is your favorite part about being a National Cherry Blossom Festival Volunteer?
Believing that what I do helps the program(s) run more smoothly (even if just a tiny bit!) than if i didn’t volunteer.
What would you say to someone thinking about volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival? Any words of wisdom?
Definitely don’t be shy about participating; there’s always something to do, and the folks are fun !
What do you do when you’re not volunteering with the National Cherry Blossom Festival?
Being retired allows me to basically do whatever I wish to (well, within reason of course 🙂 )
What’s your favorite National Cherry Blossom Festival Memory?
Watching the sun rise over the Mall on Parade Day morning.