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Voice: Sorry to see festival go, but volunteers not summoned

December 12, 2001

I am very sorry to hear that the Salton Sea Bird Festival has been canceled for lack of volunteers and participation by local citizens.

However, I did attend for several years and always offered to help, leaving my name and phone number. Not once did I hear that volunteers were needed and no one called me.

After a few years, I decided that the bird festival was a "closed shop" and had all the volunteers that were wanted.

I very much enjoyed going on the tours and to the workshops and displays and met a lot of really nice people. The bird festival is a big plus for Imperial County. It would be a shame if it went wherever the Sweet Onion Festival went.

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Imperial County has a film commission, why not a festival commission?

LOIS ROBERTSON

El Centro

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