Just as this festival cannot be put together in a few weeks, it cannot be produced by two or three people. Special events must be planned not only for the whole community, but also by the whole community. For this reason, we want to strive to interest and involve a large number and variety of people to utilize their time and talents.
A mix of volunteers will be helpful. It will be beneficial to include volunteers who have strong connections within the community. These are people who can go out and quickly round up all kinds of donations---lumber, sign space, printing, advertising copy, food and drinks, staging supplies, sound equipment, and many other necessities for the event.
Who Should Do It: Ages 12 and Up
This project is appropriate for middle school, high school, and college-aged young people, as well as adult groups. Children under the age of 12 can play important roles, but will need older volunteers to help throughout the planning process.
Volunteers can direct attendees; sell food, drinks, or other items; run demonstrations, games, or educational stations; help with safety and security; help with set up, take down, and clean up; and perform other services as assigned.
You can be a part of one of the following groups or volunteer to lead the group.
Additional committee groups will be developed to meet the needs of the Rockville Festival.
To be achieved by:
In our meetings the committee brainstorms artists and events that can help educate and entertain the community and guests to
Our committee is open to the public and we encourage all ages. We seek a diversified group of volunteers to create a family event that anyone and everyone can enjoy!
Everyone is urged to be creative and to expand upon the ideas of others. All of these thoughts are promptly recorded and noted in the minutes of the meeting. Each suggestion will be evaluated for the festivals success.
Ideas for Current and Future Discussions:
For instance, important historical events can be taken out of the classroom and brought to life through skits, costume contests, reenactments, and other commemorative events.
Choosing a Theme and Name
The event must have a theme---a main idea or concept to provide a solid base for a variety of interesting and promotable activities.
The theme should be something to which the local community can relate and that is either unique or has enough interest to attract visitors. Festival themes can be categorized into several general types:
If you have an idea for a Theme, we'd like to hear from you!