McDonald's Thanksgiving Parade

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  • Ildifonso Fuentes

    Had a great time even though I was running on 3 hours of sleep (was up the night before painting State Street) All the effort paid off. A couple of friends told me I made a TV appearance. Was part of the Conrucopia Balloon crew.

    November 28, 2012

  • Silvia Rapacz

    Well, I had an inside job so I only saw it on tv. It looked like everyone was enjoying it.

    November 23, 2012

  • MeetupMemberGG

    Is this actual thanksgiving day???

    October 27, 2012

    • Ildifonso Fuentes

      yes thanksgiving day and if you were selected, volunteer check in is at 6am. Call the volunteer coordinator, Chole Berman at [masked] and leave a message if you are not sure.

      November 20, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I will be there by 4:30 am to check in all the volunteers and wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and to have fun on their assignments!

      November 21, 2012

  • Susan Carroll

    I got an email last week and it said to meet at 7:15, but I am part of the banner group.

    November 21, 2012

  • Linda

    Just got an email that the check in is at 4:45AM 0.o !

    November 21, 2012

  • Ildifonso Fuentes

    Did everybody receive some kind of e-mail confirmation for this event?

    November 19, 2012

    • Shakari Savannah

      YES...

      November 19, 2012

    • Ildifonso Fuentes

      If you signed up throught the ChicagoFestivals.org website way back when this meetup was posted, but didn't get some kind of confirmation, you MAy want to try calling the volunteer coordinator. Dial [masked] and leave a message with a return number. They will let you know if you've been approved or declined.

      November 20, 2012

  • Silvia Rapacz

    Confirmation was received. Monday painting was rescheduled to Tuesday.

    November 19, 2012

  • Ildifonso Fuentes

    My question is for anyone who already signed up to secure their spot at chicagofestivals.org. what did everyone choose (Baloon Handler, Banner Carrier, Volunteer Check in, etc)? Plus if anyone is interested in taking this a step further, there are volunteer opportunities for overnight street painting for this project on the monday tuesday and wednesday before (the dates for that are off on the website)

    June 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I signed up for volunteer check in first and then ballon and banner. Also signed up for the Wednesday night street painting.

      September 2, 2012

  • shannel

    My Organization would love to help out just let me know what it is We would have to do

    August 29, 2012

  • Silvia Rapacz

    Anything to get out of cooking.

    1 · August 21, 2012

  • Kathy Lombardo

    I volunteered for overnight painting Monday.

    1 · July 1, 2012

  • Linda

    Well, I still haven't got any answer as to what am I going to be doing but I've applied for 1. Merchandise 2. Unit Liaisons and 3. VIP/Hospitality . I've also applied for the overnight painting Sunday/Monday (it says there Monday 17th but 17th is on Saturday....) What about everyone else??

    June 27, 2012

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