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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Sesquicentennial Volunteers Needed

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Fort Thomas’s 150th celebration is just weeks away and in order to make the week-long celebration one for the books, we need YOU to volunteer.

With dozens of events to choose from including: the Farm to Fort Dinner, cupcake eating contest, the Amazing Race,  sports night, and more, nearly 300 volunteers are needed to make all events fun and successful. Linda Slone, Sesquicentennial Event Coordinator says, “Some volunteer needs will be for the week before the events start, need volunteers to help set up, some to help just 1 or 2 hours and some to just help us where it is needed!!  With every day being a different celebration, we need help daily!!  Find your area of expertise and fun!!  Please help us by volunteering.  It is so easy to sign up.”

Want to sign up? It’s easy.

Middle school, high school, and college students are encouraged to sign up.  Want to spend quality time with your teenager this summer?  Sign up to work an event together. It’s great fun for families to volunteer together.  Think about running an Amazing Race “Extreme Challenge” event.  The time spent together at the event will make memories your family will cherish for years.

Elementary students can participate too!  Ever wonder what your kid would look like as a child of the Civil War?  Elementary and middle school students are needed to showcase Civil War period costumes on July 6.  Deanna Beineke of the Fort Thomas History Museum can be contacted directly at

Colonel De, Fort Thomas’s own spice and food connoisseur, needs 30 volunteers over the age of 16 for the Farm to Fort Dinner.  The special fundraising event, hosted right outside the Mess Hall is going to be one of the premier events of the week.  Volunteers are asked to wear khaki pants and white shirts. They will assist with food and beverage service, making the full-service event that much more spectacular.  Volunteers may contact Colonel De directly at

Volunteers are also eligible to receive service hour credits for school honor societies.  These awesome events will make mandatory service hours a blast.  After completing each shift, your child may pick up a service hour form, which will be completed and signed by a Sesquicentennial committee member. There are no limitations on the number or times, or hours, your child can accrue volunteering, so getting all those service hours in will be a breeze!

There are tons of events, and every day is themed differently.  From game night, to the Pearl Bryan play, the opportunities to get involved are endless.

If you want to volunteer, or you want get your child involved, doing so is easy.  Just visit  The link is easy to click on from Fort Thomas Matters, the city website or the Sesquicentennial Facebook page. Each event has its own sign up, and gives specific information and dates, times, and expectations.  Follow the link, sign up, and make Fort Thomas’s 150th birthday a true community celebration to remember.

"I really can’t thank everyone enough for what they have already been doing for the event!  It is amazing what this group has done already.  I look forward to working along side you as you volunteer some of your time with us during the celebration.  Many thanks in advance for volunteering and celebrating with all of us while we make lots of memories and history in Fort Thomas!" Slone says.

Here’s the link to the FTM story that outlines all of the events.

1 comment:

  1. You might consider contacting NCC and Cov Cath to see if their service coordinators will reach out to all students and ask for volunteers looking for service hours. The Catholic schools require all students to have a certain number of service hours whereas HHS requires NHS students to have service hours