Volunteers Needed for Mendota Pow Wow, Sept. 7-9

The 19th Annual Mendota Mdewakanton Wacipi (Pow Wow) runs Friday, Sept. 7 to Sunday, September 9 and organizers are looking for 30 more volunteers as well as donations. (The Pow Wow is held on the grounds of St. Peter’s Church, 1405 Sibley Memorial Highway, Mendota.)

The three main volunteer needs are help with set up, kitchen help, and tear down/clean up. More details are available here, and below. For more information on volunteering and the Pow Wow, you also can call 651-452-4141.

Come for the volunteering and stay for the Pow Wow!

The Pow Wow set up work involves physical labor, including setting up the kitchen, unloading pods, setting up canopies, tables, chairs, etc. This takes place Wednesday Sept. 5 through Friday Sept. 7. The work starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. daily. Pick a time that works for you! Snacks and beverages provided.

During the Pow Wow, they need help for the following kitchen shifts:
  • Saturday. 8-10 p.m., four people needed as servers, dishwashers, order takers, grill, and fry cook.
  • Sunday, 8-11 a.m. five people to help with kitchen set up and prep.
  • Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., eight people needed as servers, dishwashers, order takers, grill, and fry cook.
  • They also need experienced fry break cooks for multiple shifts.
After the Pow Wow, they need six more people to help with clean up and tear down.

For more on the Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community, see their website.

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