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Help Needed for Mpls Aquatennial
By w0kf - Date: 2010-07-09 22:24:27

It's time for the Minneapolis Aquatennial! This city-wide event is celebrating its 70th year. Come join us for Minnesota's largest parade Wednesday evening, July 21st. Again this year we will be using amateur radio operators along the parade route for coordination.

When: Wednesday Evening July 21st (6:30 PM to 11:00 PM) We have a short meeting at 6:30 and get assignments, meet the parade marshalls, and generally hang out. Parade starts at 8:30 but there is a "K" race before at 7:30. You'll have time to grab something along the route to eat if you like.(Usually there are drinks and some food for the volunteers, especially around that 5:30 time.)

Where: We will meet at Dunwoody volunteer tent. (Dunwoody Blvd & Aldrich) Park behind Dunwoody off of Aldrich. You can enter and park at the north cul-de-sac from Aldrich. Dunwoody is on the west end of downtown Minneapolis by the I-394 and I-94 junction.

Due to the noise level we would recommend strongly you have speaker mikes, ear buds, or headsets. This year we will have lots of noise on the route as there are a large number of bands. The parade route goes from Dunwoody down Hennepin towards Washington and disperses at 4th by the light rail.

If you have a particular intersection area along the route you would like to cover please let me know and I will try and accomodate you.

I do need to know if I can have your help. Please leave me a message at 763-420-4951. RSVP is needed. There are special VIP incentives (Fireworks VIP area the 24th and a party for volunteers Jul 26th)
this year for us so I will have to coordinate names for the freebies and arrange for the T-shirts. (Size ?)

Also if you know a radio operator who might be interested in helping, please have them contact me.

Thanks, I'd appreciate your help and ...

Paul Tommerdahl, KB0TYS
Maple Grove, Minnesota USA or


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