Release Date: Tuesday, December 18th 2012
More volunteers are needed for First Night Akron 2013
Akron, Ohio – First Night Akron needs volunteers to lend a helping hand on Monday, Dec 31, 2012. Volunteers are a critical part of this New Year’s Eve celebration showcasing the arts to the community. First Night volunteers greet guests, check for admission buttons, introduce performing artists, assist with hands-on activities, track attendance and act as bus hosts.
“Volunteers are essential to First Night's success,” said Suzie Graham, Downtown Akron Partnership president. “They are the face of First Night, wishing guests a Happy New Year and helping direct them to their next destination.”
Volunteers are admitted free to all performances and sites before or after their shift. Friends, families, couples and groups are encouraged to volunteer together. Volunteers receive a special volunteer lanyard to wear at the event and an invitation to the annual volunteer party held in January.
Volunteer applications are available at www.firstnightakron.org/volunteers or by contacting the First Night volunteer coordinator, Jane Startzman at 330-535-3179 x 203 or email@example.com. Volunteers may sign up until Dec. 29.
About First Night Akron
Now in its 17th year, First Night Akron is a New Year's Eve celebration unlike any other. This family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts brings the community together to experience a diverse display of music, dance, theater and visual and interactive arts throughout Downtown Akron on Monday, Dec. 31.
Admission buttons allow access to all First Night venues, entertainment, activities and free Metro bus rides to each location. Buttons are $10 and children under 10 are admitted FREE with a button-wearing adult. For more information and button sale sites, visit www.firstnightakron.org.
First Night Akron is a program of Downtown Akron Partnership. Founding partners are the City of Akron and the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.
Thank you to our generous First Night sponsors:
Platinum Site Sponsors: Acme Fresh Markets, Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com, Akron Community Foundation/Mutual Health Services/Medical Mutual, City of Akron, County of Summit, FirstMerit Foundation, GAR Foundation, PNC Bank and Time Warner Cable. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program/organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Gold Stage Sponsors: C.L. Davis Jewelers, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, John S. Knight Center, Kenneth L. Calhoun, a KeyBank Trust, METRO Regional Transit Authority and The University of Akron.
Silver Project Sponsors: Huntington Bank, Labels & Letters, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation, Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation, Pat Catan’s Craft Centers, Roetzel & Andress LPA. Sisler McFawn Foundation and the Welty Family Foundation. Bronze Activity Sponsors: A. Schulman, Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, Cohen & Company, County of Summit Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health (ADM) Services Board, GOJO Industries, Inc., Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems Corporation, Moffitt Foundation, The Murdough Foundation, R.C. Musson & Katharine M. Musson Charitable Foundation, Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Memorial Foundation and Lloyd L. and Louis K. Smith Memorial Foundation.
Special Friends: Akron Summit Community Action, Inc., Glenn R. and Alice V. Boggess Memorial Foundation, Coca-Cola, The Maynard Family Foundation, Miller’s Party Rental Center.
Official Radio Partner: 98.1 WKDD