President of the Marshall County Blueberry committee Jim Nolan says the festival’s volunteers are fantastic, but there’s always room for more help, “If you’ve got an hour, if you’ve got a couple hours, I don’t care. We don’t care. If you come in the morning, we start usually at eight o’clock, and we feed you for dinner. If you come after work for a few hours, we’ll still be here pounding posts and putting up fence and signage and different things like that.”
He says there’s a lot of work that needs to be done, “We start on the 29th setting up for the Blueberry. We work all week. I’m talking about 12, 14 hours a day of putting up fence. We probably put up 2,000 posts we pound in the ground and how many feet of fence we put up.”
The festival starts Friday September 4 and runs through Labor Day. For more information, visit www.BlueBerryFestival.org.