Every summer as we work on producing the Fun Fourth Festival and other events in downtown Greensboro we have assistance from a couple of college students. The interns work hands on, helping us implement the logisitics and management plan for the Festival.
What does that really mean? Well, yes there is some grunt work -- hauling tables, stapling tablecloths, labeling bulk mailings, putting up posters. But, there is also some creative work -- developing crafts for kids for Flag Day Fun! (cool ways to make flags or perhaps a scavenger hunt) putting together prize packets for the Kid's 1/2K and Tot Trot, coming up with contests for the new Contest Zone (how fast can you write down all states names, how big of a bubble can you blow with bubblegum?), etc.
This year's interns are Owen Hickle-Edwards and Carissa Pinckney. Carissa is a sophmore at NYU and Owen a junior at UNC-Wilmington -- both of them are actors in their respective theatre departments. Who knows, while this summer you may see them along Elm Street putting up posters or at the Fun Fourth Festival running Contest Zone, in a couple of years, you may see them on Broadway or at your favorite regional theatre.
Take a moment to stop and chat with Carissa and Owen; you'll be glad that you did, as they'll bring a smile to your day.