August Bazaar – Volunteer FYI

The Japanese Food and Culture Bazaar is this weekend August 9 and 10. If you have never been to the bazaar, check out this SacBee article. The bazaar is the principle fundraiser for the Buddhist Church of Sacramento. The funds support the Church’s activities, community projects and affiliated organizations. Our efforts at the Ginza booth support our generous host. They also provide us an opportunity to promote the school to the over 40,000 bazaar visitors. All families are expected to contribute to this event.

Patrick mailed shift assignments last week. The latest shift assignments can be found here. All families are expected to contribute to this event. If you must change your shift, please contact John early this week.

New to the bazaar? Don’t worry it is easy and fun. Outlines of what to expect for each shift and for the event in general can be found near the bottom of this page. Experienced volunteers are invited to review these too and provide feedback.

The PTC needs to borrow a large, effective and quiet fan to help keep the booth comfortable. If you can bring a fan Friday evening (6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) or early Saturday (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.), please let John know ASAP. Thank you in advance.

Parking can be difficult. You may need to park below Broadway or north of the freeway. Please try to allocate some time to find parking so you will be on time for the start of your shift. Parents are asked to stay until the replacement shift arrives.

The PTC will provide cool refreshments for the booth workers. Please dress comfortably for the weather. It can get quite hot in the enclosed booth. You may be standing for much of the shift, so comfortable footwear is helpful.

Come have fun and share your enthusiasm for the school

Courtyard transformed

Courtyard transformed
Under the Bazaar tent

Under the big tent
Bazaar stage

Taiko on stage