By Tara Mathews
HOWARD LAKE, MNAfter years of service, three Good Neighbor Days volunteers are retiring from the committee.
Marilyn Ringold, Addie Mucha, and Sam Gruenhagen have stepped aside.
Ringold handled the buttons and helped with the kick-off dinner, Mucha coordinated the one-block run, and Gruenhagen was in charge of the parade lineup.
“Each of them has played a crucial role in the past success of Good Neighbor Days and they will be deeply missed,” Good Neighbor Days event coordinator Cindy Zitzloff said.
Currently, there are a couple of volunteer replacement candidates under consideration, but nothing has been confirmed.
The committee is also looking for youth volunteers over 11 years old, to help with the carnival.
“We have many different events and attractions that need volunteer coverage for Good Neighbor Days,” Zitzloff said. “If someone is interested in a particular area, they should let me know.”
“Families are encouraged to sign up, as well,” Zitzloff added.
The success of Good Neighbor Days relies heavily on volunteers, according to Zitzloff.
Good Neighbor Days is also in need of sponsors, which includes free advertising, Zitz-loff noted.
The first 2014 Good Neighbor Days committee meeting will take place Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in the back room of the Howard Lake Legion.
“We encourage your participation and attendance,” Zitz-loff commented.
For more information, call Cindy Zitzloff at (320) 543-2209 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.