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June 21, 2013

Event geared to findings volunteers for YH

NEWBURYPORT — Organizers of Yankee Homecoming will hold a “help wanted” event Tuesday starting at 6:30 p.m. at Michael’s Harborside as a means of encouraging local residents to volunteer for the summer event.

Yankee Homecoming, a week of music, activities and fun, has been held for 56 years. The eight-day program is scheduled for July 28 to Aug. 4.

“We’re hosting a social event at Michael’s and want people to meet and greet,” said Jason Lacroix, president of the board of directors of Yankee Homecoming. “A formal meeting might be intimidating, but an informal social gathering is an opportunity for people who might want to get involved.

“Volunteers might have only an hour or so to give, but we welcome volunteers regardless of how much time they have.”

The event at Michael’s is free and will include free snacks and a cash bar.

Lacroix said that people with all skills and interests are welcome.

Organizers are seeking volunteers to help with children’s events, family activities and the closing parade, said spokeswoman Jennifer Lacroix, wife of Jason.

Volunteers would also be welcome for evenings, when a staff is needed to orient visitors to the concerts near the boardwalk.

More information about the Tuesday gathering can be obtained by calling 978-462-7676.

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