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Texas Folklife Festival

Volunteers needed for Texas Folklife Festival

(April 21, 2006)--Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Texas Folklife Festival needs you to volunteer!

Hosted by UTSA's Institute of Texan Cultures in downtown San Antonio's HemisFair Park, the four-day cultural extravaganza runs Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11.

Each year, the festival depends on approximately 1,300 volunteers to help in a variety of areas. When you volunteer at the Texas Folklife Festival, you meet new people, show your cultural pride, have fun, help others and work in a unique spirit of camaraderie. In addition to individuals, corporate volunteers are needed.

Each volunteer will attend a one-hour orientation sessions and receive a wristband good for admission all four days of the event.

To become a volunteer, download an application, e-mail Denise Villarreal or call the Volunteer Hotline at (210) 458-2216. The deadline to apply is May 12.

For 35 years, the Texas Folklife Festival has brought people together to share the authentic food, music, dance and crafts of more than 40 cultures in a spirited and unified atmosphere. The 35th anniversary celebration is 5-11 p.m., Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9; noon to 11 p.m., Saturday, June 10 and noon to 9 p.m., Sunday, June 11.

For more information, contact Heather Hunter at (210) 458-2311.

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