Letter: A thank you to KCFAF and STPS volunteers

By on July 25, 2013

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many volunteers who have committed several hours of their time to help the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival and Summer Theatre Performance Series. On June 22, KCFAF had over 70 volunteers serve as room and hall captains during the Granquist Music Competition, held during Geneva’s Swedish Days. The Granquist Music Competition is the largest music competition in Illinois (www.genevachamber.com/granquist/). Volunteers gave up eight hours of their day to assist the music judges during the competition. We are pleased to say that the Granquist family was very pleased with our help.

The past two weekends, KCFAF presented “Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in the KHS auditorium. Once again our volunteer numbers were astounding. From helping to set up, working the box office, ushering our guests, even cleanup, we were covered in all areas during the six performances.

I am overwhelmed by the generosity and commitment to service in our community. It is with deep gratitude that I thank so many. We have had student volunteers from our local scouting troops, middle school students, high school students, as well as a large adult population, who donated more than just their time. They helped with costumes, props, set and even brought in snacks and water bottles to keep the performers happy and hydrated. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy lives to help support our series. While there are too many volunteers to list, please go to our website, www.kanelandartsfestival.org, to see a complete list of our dedicated volunteers.

A special thank you must be given to Cathy Shaver and Spencer Serwin for spending the entire day at Granquist and running the box office for all six “Joseph” performances.

Laura McPhee
Secretary, Kaneland High School