Ernestina needs your help!
The Working Waterfront Festival is this coming weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 25 & 26. If you've never attended, this is a wonderful festival with music and food that showcases New Bedford's waterfront and celebrates all the people who work to make any vibrant waterfront successful. Ernestina fits perfectly into this year's "Cultural Mosaic" theme.
Ernestina is right in the middle of the festival grounds. This will be an excellent opportunity to tell Ernestina's story and to attract new friends to support the ship.
Two staff will be provided by DCR but the Coast Guard requires a minimum of 5 people to supervise visitors aboard Ernestina. We will also need more folks to staff the booth at the top of the gangway at Coast Guard Park and to staff the Visitors' Center on State Pier. The festival hours are 11 am to 7 pm on Saturday and 11am to 5 pm on Sunday. We will also need some help on Friday to make sure we're all ready.
Annie McDowell and Polly Zajac will be coordinating the volunteer schedule. Please check your schedule and let us know when you can help us tell Ernestina's story. firstname.lastname@example.org
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