South Dakota Wing Civil Air Patrol South Dakota Wing Civil Air Patrol

Assisting the Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival

volunteers at the sidewalk arts festivalFrom 3am to 8:30am Saturday morning, our group of officers and cadets enthusiastically helped the organizers set up for Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival.  The items that were assigned to us were completed so quickly that the organizers had to find other things for us to do.  Here’s some of the tasks we did:

  • Assembling the trash and recycling receptacles with plastic bags
  • Distributing tables and chairs throughout the event area
  • Distributing the trash and recycling receptacles throughout
  • Delivering and setting up tents
  • Delivering soda to the pop tents

We were grateful that the organizers allowed us to use their golf carts to complete our tasks.  A good time was had by all and we look forward to participating again next year!

We LOVE having the Civil Air Patrol at the Sidewalk Arts Festival each year. This group is prompt, efficient, and always eager to help. Even when they’re asked to arrive at 4:15 a.m., they come with enthusiasm, great attitudes, and a willingness to assist wherever needed. They stay until the job is done, and their work consistently exceeds expectations! CAP is an invaluable part of our event – we couldn’t do it without them!

Kaia Hedrick, Special Projects Coordinator, Washington Pavilion