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Friday, July 22, 2011

Volunteers/Hosts needed for Summerfest International


Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 S. Main Street Bountiful, UT 84010
For More Information Contact
Joshua Blackwelder, 801 292-0367

Be a Part of Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International!

BOUNTIFUL, Utah, July 08, 2011 - Bountiful/Davis Summerfest International has been an annual tradition in Davis County for 23 years. BDSI is an exciting celebration of the arts that includes artist booths, ethnic food vendors, games, exhibits, folk musicians and dancers from around the world. A program of the Bountiful/Davis Art Center, BDSI is organized, supported, and operated largely through the volunteer services and contributions of our local community.

Over 200 international dancers and musicians travel to Bountiful each year to perform at BDSI. During their stay, they are hosted by local families. Our international guests enjoy this chance to experience American culture first-hand while likewise sharing their own traditions. The bonds formed during these exchanges have frequently blossomed into lifelong friendships.

While highly rewarding, registering as a host family is a commitment. From July 31st to August 6th, host families provide sleeping arrangements within their home for 2 or more guests. They must also provide healthy meals and transportation to and from BDSI events. Host families must demonstrate the upmost respect, cultural sensitivity and responsibility. For more information regarding hosting opportunities, please email the Bountiful/Davis Art Center at info@bdac.org or call us at 801-292-0367.

BDSI offers many other rewarding volunteer opportunities in addition to hosting. Whether helping with park set-up, stage crew, security, and maintenance, or tending to the children’s art yard, hospitality booth or information center, serving as a BDSI volunteer is an excellent way to become more involved in the local community and share in the success of this dynamic event.

Sponsorships and donations of supplies, food, or vouchers are also critical to the success of BDSI. Bountiful/Davis Art Center is a 501-C-3 organization. All donations are therefore tax-deductible. For more information regarding volunteer positions, sponsorship benefits and suggested donations, please log-on to www.bdac.org or email us at info@bdac.org.

Registration for all BDSI volunteers and host families is open now! If you are unable to help this year, please do your part by passing the message on to a friend.
2011 Participating Groups:
Erro Bat of Basque France, Alekpol of Armenia, Nessebar of Bulgaria, Kencana Pradipa of Indonesia, Gruppo Folk Monte Patulo of Italy, Shalom Israel of Israel, Doina of Romania and Philip Walley-Stack of Australia.
Summerfest is a cultural feast that delights the senses and bridges the borders of the world through a celebration of the arts. Music, dance, food, art and fun activities for the whole family will be presented at the 23rd annual Summerfest.

For more information about this and other programs of Bountiful/Davis Art Center, call 801 292-0367 or visit us online at www.bdac.org http://www.bdac.org/ email: info@bdac.org. BDAC can be found on Twitter and Facebook . Pictures are available upon request.


Emma J. Dugal
Executive Director
Bountiful/Davis Art Center
745 So. Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010
801 292-0367
801 292-7298 (fax)

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