Helping hands


Item by Chris Graham
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Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance needs … you.

The downtown-development nonprofit is looking for volunteers for its Valley 4th celebration. About 80 volunteers are needed to staff the information booth, help with the parade, manage the crowd during the fireworks show and more.

Those interested in helping out are asked to contact Kris Ludwig at 540.432.8922 or krisl@ci.harrisonburg.va.us.



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