Volunteer Fair May 5

Are you aware of the many community organizations that need your help? Find out the answer when you come to the second annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair, Saturday, May 5th, from 11 AM until 3 PM, at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic You’ll discover how you can become a volunteer and help in supporting the local Newburgh community and its residents.

Washington’s Headquarters, the Newburgh Free Library and Safe Harbors of the Hudson are coordinating this event for the second year. This program focuses on raising awareness of the scope of needs in the Newburgh community and how individuals participating can help in meeting those needs.

There are opportunities for all age groups, teenagers to seniors, to join local community organizations reaching out to the greater Newburgh area and its populace. With the economy shaky, volunteers can provide a steadying hand in assisting organizations to achieve their goals.

A number of organizations from the Newburgh vicinity will offer information about their programs on tables set up on the grounds of Washington’s Headquarters. Refreshments will be available and free tours of Washington’s Headquarters will be given. Please consider coming and seeing for yourself how giving of your time in sharing your talents and abilities can benefit others and, in the course of it, benefit you, too!

The Volunteer Fair is made possible by support from the Wells Fargo Foundation, Newburgh Brewing Company, SmileWorks, and the Friends of the State Historic Sites of the Hudson Highlands.

Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is a registered national historic landmark.  It is located at the corner of Liberty and Washington Streets within the city of Newburgh’s East End Historic District.  The site is one of 35 historic sites within the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and is one of 29 facilities administered by the Palisades Interstate Park Commission in New York and New Jersey.  For further information contact: (845) 562-1195.  For more information about New York State Parks, please visit our website at www.nysparks. com.