Green Shirts come out in abundance at the end of May! Look around – there by that painter, over there by those sculptures, there go several in a golf cart! Who exactly are these smiling folk dressed in bright green that emerge every year? These green clad heroes are Summerfair Members. Members who don their shirts of green and descend on Coney Island determined to make Summerfair the best fair it can possibly be – each and every year!
The preparation for each fair begins not long after the previous fair closes its gates. There is a lot to be done preparing for the next fair and administering monies to our year round awards and scholarship programs. A Green Shirt never really rests during the winter months. But during the weekend of the fair is when the fun really happens! In addition to the many green shirts attending to behind the scenes details, they directly help the artists and patrons – offering assistance where needed and answering any questions. The pathways will always have several green shirts “on call” waiting for their signal to leap into action.
Summerfair continues to evolve and grow. Our Members make it possible.
It’s easy and fun. Anyone who wants to help the organization accomplish its mission is eligible for membership. A person becomes a member when, having attended two Summerfair Cincinnati membership meetings is approved as a member by two-thirds (2/3) of the members present at a regular meeting of the members of the organization. The election of new members will be on the agenda at each regular meeting of the members of the organization.
A member may: vote on any issues at the meetings, chair any committee, attend the annual fine arts and crafts fair free, receive a poster of the annual fine arts and crafts fair free after working the necessary shifts and may attend the annual dinner/party after the fine arts and crafts fair.
What does it cost? You purchase (at cost, about $15) your green shirt and give lots of fun filled time to Summerfair’s mission.