Volunteers needed for Pavilion’s 23rd annual Children’s Festival, Nov. 8-11

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion announced via press release Oct. 16 that the nonprofit is seeking volunteers to assist during the 23rd annual Children’s Festival presented by ExxonMobil, which will take place Nov. 8-11.

The four-day-long Children’s Festival features several attractions including “Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration,” PJ Masks meet and greet, the Anadarko Arts Alleyway, the Texas Children’s Hospital Adventure Avenue, Pepsi Play Place, Accenture S.T.E.A.M. Street, The Woodlands Methodist School Peekaboo Place, Wells Fargo Touch-a-Truck, Newfield Exploration Skyway and a community stage.

The festival is open to the public Nov. 10 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Nov. 11 from noon-5 p.m. Tickets cost $10 per person and are now available.

Volunteers will be needed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 8-9 to help escort more than 10,000 students and chaperones from their school buses to their seats for their performances and back. According to the release, a continental breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. followed by volunteer orientation at 8:30 a.m.

On Nov. 10-11, volunteers will be needed to assist with a variety of activities including face painting, arts and crafts, hat making, parachute races and kite flying on the hill. There are two volunteer shifts on Nov. 10—9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5 p.m.—and one on Nov. 11 from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

According to the release, lunch will be served between shifts to volunteers who serve both Saturday shifts. Throughout the event, volunteers will also have access to snacks and beverages available in the Volunteer Hospitality Area.

All volunteers must sign an authorization and release of liability form, available online, and if a volunteer is under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must sign the release in addition to the minor.

To fill out an online volunteer form and waiver, click here.

For more information about the Children’s Festival or to purchase tickets, click here.

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Hannah Zedaker
Born and raised in Cypress, Texas, Hannah Zedaker graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a bachelor's degree in mass communication and a minor in political science. She began as an intern with Community Impact Newspaper in 2015 and was hired upon graduation as a full-time reporter for The Woodlands edition in May 2016. She covers business, transportation, health care and other local news, specializing in Shenandoah City Council and Montgomery County nonprofit organizations.
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