Volunteers needed for the Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic XLI

Good gentles, please join us for a day of friendship and jubilee on Wednesday, August 8th from 1 to 4 pm in the Barn for the Known World Children's Fete.

As in previous years, the Fete will have a variety of arts and crafts, ongoing activities and live performances to amuse and delight. We may be having some activities that involve water, so please make sure your young ones are dressed appropriately. There will be light snacks and drinks available for children and their parents.

The Fete is designed for children ages four and up. Children ages four, five and six must have an adult (or teen who is at least 14 years old) remain with them throughout the festivities. Older children should be checked on periodically by parents or guardians to ensure their safety and
suitable behavior.

Parents and guardians please note that if your child has food allergies or other health issues that they are unable to manage or if they may not leave the party unescorted, you should remain with your child at the Fete. Due to the large numbers of children that attend the Fete, organizers cannot be responsible for these issues. The parent or guardian's location during the party must be given as children come through check-in at the Fete. We ask that children do not bring personal articles with them while attending the Children's Fete, as the organizers will not be responsible for lost, broken or stolen items.

Volunteers are Always Needed!

Each year, on the Wednesday of War Week, we celebrate the youth of the Society by providing younger members a fun filled afternoon at Pennsic War. However, the party cannot take place without the generous volunteers who give of their time and energy each year.

We can never have too many people helping. Volunteers should arrive at the barn at 12:30 PM.

We are also requesting Fete volunteers to wear pink during the Fete in honor of Duchess Arielle the Golden, the founder of the Known World Children's Fete.

If you would like to help, or need additional information, you may contact: Duchess Isabel Grimault at duchessisabel@yahoo.com, or at Pennsic please leave a message at Strawberry Fields (B6). You may also contact Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde at hfyouth@highlandfoorde.atlantia.sca.org or at Pennsic at Finis Terra (B09) or Highland Foorde (N22).

We are seeking the help of volunteers with this year?s Known World Children's Fete at Pennsic. The Fete will be on August 8, 2012 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm at the Barn. If you can sing a song, dance a jig, paint a face, smile and laugh a lot, color a picture, have fun or any sort of other activities, then we could use you! We are truly in need of individuals or groups that can offer their time to run and/or sponsor activities (arts and crafts, games, dancing, supplies, prizes, etc.). Some of the popular activities are:

  • Face painting
  • Foam sword play (We need human pells who die well!)
  • Storytellers
  • Jugglers
  • Puppeteers

We are also looking for volunteers to:

  • Assist with the sign-in for the children.
  • Persons to help ensure the other volunteers are getting water and other refreshments.
  • Fete security to ensure registration/sign-in and safety.
  • Assistance with set-up and/or break-down.

You do not have to be there for the entire 3 hours... but any help you may offer would be greatly appreciated. We have had as many as 400 children in attendance, and more every year! The Fete is great fun. If you want action and excitement, this is the place for you!

If you cannot physically volunteer at the Fete but you, your household, Barony or local group would still like to help in some way... maybe sponsoring an activity will be the best way for you to assist us in having a wonderful Fete.

Please continue to encourage and promote participation in the Children's Fete! If you will be at Pennsic, but you had not previously volunteered with the Children's Fete this year, we are asking you to please reconsider. We would love to show the support of all Atlantians - and SCAdians as a whole, at the fete this year.

Thank you for your time, effort and consideration in this matter and the fete as a whole! Please contact me offline if you are interested in volunteering or sponsoring and activity please contact me at duchessisabel@yahoo.com for more details.

Yours in Honor & Service to the Youth,
Duchess Isabel Grimault
Known World Children's Fete Coordinator, Pennsic 41