The Ronald McDonald House Charities 28th annual Autumn Children’s Festival is coming
up Oct. 7 and 8 at the Tennessee Riverpark with lots of excitement for the carnival games, pony rides, inflatables and much more. It’s by far one of the greatest times of the year because it is not only a fundraiser to help support the Ronald McDonald House families, but it is also a way for the House to give back to the community.
While the Autumn Children’s Festival is great fun for the community, none of it is possible without the amazing volunteers that come out and serve each year. The charity sees volunteers of all ages and walks of life take time out of their busy schedule to help achieve the mission to help keep families close to their sick children in the hospital.
One volunteer in particular, Louise Holland, worked as an Autumn Children’s Festival greeter last year and brought so much joy to those who attended. Holland’s favorite part of volunteering was, “watching the excitement on all of the faces of the children running around the festival…”
Being a greeter at the Autumn Children’s Festival shows Holland that family’s value time with one another as they have the chance to unwind, make memories and just be with one another.
What she enjoyed most from last year’s Festival was being able to experience it with her grandchildren. Volunteer time is broken up into shifts which allow volunteers to enjoy the festival. Holland commented that her grand kids had the “time of their lives;” they loved getting their hair sprayed, faces painted and taking pony rides. It is a joy to have volunteers like Louise Holland committed to volunteering at the Autumn Children’s Festival.
We greatly appreciate our volunteers—and our families appreciate it even more.
We have plenty of different ways you can volunteer at the Festival. If you are interested in helping volunteer this year, please contact Sarah Griffith at email@example.com or visit our website.