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Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun Run On Volunteer Power

Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun Run On Volunteer Power

At Cravings Gourmet Popcorn we know that every festival or community event usually needs oodles of FREE labor in order to reach its goals to make the most profits possible. Running two festival events back to back requires even more vigilance in coordinating the volunteers.  We were thrilled to see that Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun are using the web-based volunteer coordination program called Volunteer Spot. 

Volunteer Spot does a great job of communicating effectively and directly to legions of volunteers; the best part is that it takes the burden of follow-up and reminders off the shoulders of the volunteer coordinator.  Aside from the ease of signing up for volunteer duties online, volunteers receive an email at the end of the year with a recap of all of their volunteer activities coordinated through the program.  Volunteer Spot is a reasonably priced service which earns its keep by continuing to add value by offering ideas for new fund-raising opportunities. 

Successful nonprofit organizations know that the difference between success and failure lies in the hands of the volunteer corps.  Don’t let confusion, lack of communication or volunteer burn-out undermine your efforts. 

Volunteers or would-be volunteers don’t overlook the personal value of volunteering, getting outside of yourself and helping an organization like the Old Town Commercial Association make a success of the Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun plus a dozen other great events throughout the year.  Your payment will come in the form of new friends, loads of smiles, new experiences, and if you are lucky maybe a FREE T-Shirt or two. Festival of the Moon and Festival of the Sun both happen in the heart of Old Town Lansing and are scheduled for June 21st and June 22nd respectively, there is still time to sign-up to volunteer. 

When you are here in Old Town be sure to stop in and see us at Cravings on Turner Street, just look for the giant popcorn box.

Cravings Gourmet Popcorn is located in Old Town Lansing, the hippest area of Lansing, Michigan.  Cravings Gourmet Popcorn can be purchased online at and shipped to anywhere nationwide and for gifting virtually to Lansing area residents via

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