Crawdad Festival shows that volunteerism is strong and vibrant in Culver; thanks to the many who contributed.

Thanks, festival volunteers

During our recent Culver Crawdad Festival, I was so impressed with all the people who helped anywhere needed as we were preparing for this annual event. We had volunteers who helped set up tents, the kitchen, tables, chairs, vendors, games, and so much more.

Again this year, Sheriff Jim Adkins willingly volunteered his time and deputies who helped serve, cook and clean the kitchen. Mike Beeler had a crew who helped as needed, along with Opportunity Foundation who sent volunteers and staff. Davida Plaisted, from the Chamber of Commerce, organized and announced the parade, and Noah the Crawdad was back again to take pictures with anyone who wanted.

Several Culver residents donated their time with us, cooking, organizing vendors, cleaning, dumping trash cans, and hosting games.

On Thursday evening, before the festival, more than 20 volunteers came together and made short work shucking over 350 pounds of corn on the cob. I kept thinking about how long it would have taken if just a few people showed up.

I, along with council and city staff, feel blessed to have so many volunteers help with this annual festival. There is no way that we could do it without their help.

Volunteerism is alive and well in Culver, Oregon!

Mayor Nancy Diaz


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