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December 2013 - Volunteer Spotlight - Jerry and Jean Cornelius

 December 2013 - Volunteer Spotlight - Jerry and Jean Cornelius 

Retirees Jerry and Jean Cornelius of Forest, Virginia, have been volunteering at MerleFest since 2011.  Since retirement they have spent about 50 percent of their time volunteering at national and state parks, local organizations and their church. They are also members of a RV camping club and love to travel by RV.

December 2013 Vol SpotlightWhen asked what they enjoy at MerleFest, they said, “We enjoy volunteering at MerleFest for the festive feeling, the family environment and the friendliness of both the MerleFest performers and staff.  MerleFest is a venue, where as a volunteer, it is evident that all volunteers are appreciated and valued as part of the MerleFest team.”

When talking about the entertainment at MerleFest, they stated, “The artists are fabulous, talented and approachable, always willing to interface with the festival guests.”

The couple also enjoys the food court with the variety of delicious foods and appreciate that they are sponsored by local charities in the area.

Jerry and Jean have already signed up to volunteer for MerleFest 2014!