Volunteers needed to hang garland downtown on Saturday Nov. 20th

I am recruiting volunteers for the Decorate Downtown event with the Kirkland Downtown Association on Saturday, November 20th from 8AM – 1PM.  If you are interested in helping us hang garland and lights on the participating downtown storefronts, please let me know.

The merchants appreciate the help as many don’t have enough staff to decorate and assist customers.  This is a great partnership with the merchants as they pay for the garland and string lights and we supply the labor to hang it.

We will assign 4 members to a team and will work to put the same teams as last year together again where possible.  Please let me know if you have any preferences and I will try to work with you on them.

Neighborhood Associations get credit for volunteer hours which helps us when we apply for our yearly grant from the city. This event qualifies for service credit hours for neighborhood groups. Would all Market Neighborhood Residents please let me know how many hours they volunteer for this event so our neighborhood can get credit?  I will have a list for us there.  Any other neighborhood groups or anyone else getting credit from work or needing service hours, please let me know.

If you didn’t participate last year, you missed a lot of fun.  We worked hard but it was so satisfying to see the results.  We have breakfast sandwiches and coffee donated by George’s Place and lunch will be provided from one of the restaurants when we are finished.  This is the perfect way to get in the spirit of the Holidays and to show thanks for living in such a wonderful city!  Feel free to pass on to others.


Michelle Sailor

Market Neighborhood Chair