Sharefest 2009

By: Lisa McDivitt
By: Lisa McDivitt

It’s almost time for the second annual Sharefest here in the Grand Valley, and it’s a great chance to get outside, get your hands dirty, and help a neighbor out. Check out this blog for more details.

I had Greg Merschel on the morning show Tuesday, and he was here to talk about Sharefest 2009. It’s a great opportunity to get outside over the weekend – Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26 – and help out a neighbor.


So, what is Sharefest? It’s put on by more than 30 area churches, who are taking their fellowship into the community over the weekend, instead of holding traditional church services. And it’s a chance for people who need a bit of a hand to get some help from a neighbor. Sharefest had 300 projects submitted this year, and they are looking for 50 more volunteers to complete all of the projects.


To sign up to help out, you can either head to their website at or call Viki at 970-248-5946. And if you don’t sign up in time, just show up at 8:00 at the designated location on either day, and you can volunteer on the spot.


Here are the details of when and where to go for the projects that are taking place this year:

Saturday, April 25 – 8:00 a.m. at Fellowship Church, 765 24 Rd.

Sunday, April 26 – 8:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian, 3940 27 ½ Rd.


And, if you just want to get out and meet up with the community, the Sharefest Celebration/America’s Largest Potluck will be on Sunday, April 26 at 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Canyon View Park. Just bring a friend, a lawn chair, and a potluck dish to serve 10. They’re looking for salads, veggies, desserts and potato dishes.


Want to see what kind of projects are available? Click here for that story.


I think this sounds like an awesome way to bring the community together and match people up with their neighbors. Have you ever participated in Sharefest? What was it like? Leave your comments on this blog.

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