Last week was a busy one here in Canton, Ohio! I’m on a committee through the Downtown Canton Special Improvement District and my local young professionals initiative, ystark! that put together a free outdoor movie series called Cinema in the City. It is a three part event, and last Wednesday, we showed our first movie, Jurassic Park, to about a 150 Stark County movie enthusiasts.
This event, although only 1/3 of the way completed, reminded me how much fun I have volunteering. It was extremely gratifying to be a part of a successful event, hopefully one that continues for summers to come.
Here are some fun photos from the night:
The day after Cinema in the City, I left for my 3-day annual work retreat, a camping trip with 109 people! Wow! Between outdoor movies and activities like camping – maybe I really am an outdoor girl?!?
Last year at the work retreat, I brought a lot of schoolwork and my final project for IMC 610 to proof. In fact, I was a little stressed attempting to complete work for an online class in a rural area of Ohio that didn’t even offer cell phone service, but, like all of us IMC students do, I made it work. This year however, since I took the summer off, I was able to enjoy the trip even more.
Next up in Canton is our Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival at the end of July. There are many volunteer opportunities throughout the event and I’m hoping to be a part of the festival in one form or another!
Do you have a favorite volunteering activity or service? If so, post your answer!