Friday, May 11, 2007
Jerry Broyer & Jane Calif joined dozens of volunteers at recent Friends of Clark's Pond cleanup in Bloomfield.
Today's Star Ledger opened an interesting can of worms with their story of two historic Montclair events that have hat to curtail or cancel planned events do to a lack of volunteers.
The latest to go is the parade portion of Montclair's 18th annual African-American Heritage Parade and Festival in the Glenfield Park area. In Upper Montclair, the British Country Faire at Edgemont recently shut down.Changing demographics and a disinterested younger generation are often cited as contributing factors, but no one can say for sure.
Established institutions like hospitals, animal shelters, and environmental groups can usually count on a base of young volunteers.
While "May in Montclair" continues to draw on volunteers for most of it's daily events, more are needed for major ones like Saturday's Olmstead festival in Anderson Park.