Salem seeking volunteers to help organize Fall Fest

Salem town officials are looking for volunteers to help put together a Fall Fest at the Community Park on Sept. 15

The plan is to have a huge volleyball tournament along with a kickball tournament, Baggo, children’s activities, beer tent, music, raffles, prizes and more. The fest is envisioned as an all ages event.

Organizers need help with selling raffle tickets, organizing food service, decorations, kickball teams, donations and much more. If you are interested in helping Salem with Fall Fest, you can attend a meeting Tuesday, July 24,at 4 p.m. at Salem Town Hall. Teenagers are welcome. Or call Crysti Neuman at Town Hall, 843-2313, or email her at cneuman@townofsalem.net or Diann Tesar at ddtesar@townofsalem.net or Mike Culat at mculat@townofsalem.net.

The fest was discussed by Town Board members at the regular board meeting earlier this month. At that time, the board approved the construction of two volleyball courts at the Community Park for an estimated cost of  $6,600.

Board members decided that the courts would likely be used regardless of the fate of the fest, so they were worth the investment. The money will come from already collected impact fees in the park development fund. The fund, which must be used for land purchases or improvements to parks has over $500,000 in it.

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  1. resident says:

    When the residents call the Town hall and speak to an employee about this matter, is the employee getting paid her regular wages? I think I’d rather be calling town board members – they’re on salary. I don’t think my tax dollars for a deputy treasurer pay should be paying for community park events that she may or may not be doing. I don’t think any town employees should be doing such work on the taxpayer dollars. That was tried in the past and it was discovered that employees ended up getting overtime to finish their work because they were doing “volunteer” work during work hours. If anything – I think the administrator should be handling this – he’s a salaried employee, isn’t he? How ’bout the Park Commission Chairman? Just sayin’

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