Online volunteer registration begins June 29 for UST

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Online volunteer registration begins June 29
for UST’s State Fair booth

Ah, the State Fair! For many, traditions include consuming the latest food-on-a-stick, visiting the butter heads, and taking in the Mighty Midway.

Judging from the many purple bag sightings in the Twin Cities and around the world, a visit to St. Thomas’ booth in the Education Building is another important tradition. The bags may be the first things to catch a visitor’s attention, but our volunteers are the key to our connection with potential students, parents, alumni and other fair-goers.

Online registration to work at the booth begins Monday, June 29. Popular time slots fill up fast, so be sure to check Bulletin Today on June 29 for a link to the registration site, and sign up early to get your first-choice time slot. The fair dates are Thursday, Aug. 27, through Monday, Sept. 7.

All volunteers will receive an entry ticket and a T-shirt. Those who volunteer to work during Labor Day weekend (noon Friday, Sept. 4 through Monday, Sept. 7) will receive two extra entry tickets.

For the fifth year in a row, more than 200 volunteers from St. Thomas’ community will give away purple tote bags during the State Fair. Like last year, bags will be distributed in controlled amounts throughout the day. The bags will be available after the start of each shift in order to allow for a smooth shift change. In addition to handing out bags, volunteers will have the opportunity to share their knowledge and pride in St. Thomas with booth visitors and fellow volunteers.