We extend our Special Thanks to long-time volunteers and performers Margaret Herron and Nora Scott.
Margaret first became involved with the Fall Folk Festival in 2003 when Sylvia Gobel, the Festival Director, asked her whether she would take over the Children’s Arts and Crafts. Margaret had been involved with the crafts for about nine years previously, but at the time, she had begun helping at the Bake Sale.
When she took over managing the Bake Sale and the Children’s Arts and Crafts, it became overwhelming. Consequently, Margaret stepped back from the crafts in 2013 and, ever since, has been managing only the Bake Sale. However, she still serves as the liaison for the crafts.
In 2016, Margaret joined the Festival Steering Committee as our Secretary.
Margaret says, “I love the challenge of planning and organizing events, especially if it involves food and art. I particularly enjoyed the craft room, watching the children’s (and adult’s) enjoyment of making items. I also enjoy interacting with people and participating in an event free to the general public.
Nora has been involved with the Fall Folk Festival for at least 20 years. She believes she has been on the Festival Steering Committee for about 15 years.
Over the years, Nora has phoned to recruit Festival weekend volunteers, coordinated the Bake Sale, wrote grant requests, and done many other behind-the-scenes Festival jobs. Since 2010, she has been the Vendor Coordinator and organizes Festival poster distribution to over 40 volunteers. She loves sitting at Festival Central at the Performer/Volunteer Check-in Desk during Festival weekend to welcome and meet performers and volunteers as they check-in.
Nora says, “It is very gratifying to see all the happy faces, the families, and young people (as well as us oldies) enjoying a weekend with fabulous talent and creative energy. There is a positive spirit that runs through the Festival, and I am honored to be part of it!”