Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Sign up for Chrysler Family Fest by 4 p.m. today

calendar (1K) Posted Tuesday, Aug 26, 2008 at 4:17 pm in Employee News

As part of the 2008 Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats festival this Labor Day weekend in downtown Pontiac, Mich., Chrysler LLC employees and contractors are invited to attend the Chrysler Family Fest on Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings from 10 a.m.-noon.

This fest includes a complimentary continental breakfast, parking, carnival rides, children’s arts and crafts and VIP seating at concerts. The Chrysler Family Fest is being held in conjunction with the Chrysler Freedom Fest to honor Michigan National Guardsmen who have served a tour of duty in Iraq.

  • Admission cost for each Chrysler family is a canned good item or two to be donated to Lighthouse of Oakland County.
  • A guest list will be on hand during the festival to identify the Chrysler guests, and an onsite registration area will be located inside the Crofoot Entertainment Complex.
  • Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m, allowing families a full two hours as a Chrysler Family Fest guest starting at 10 a.m.
  • The festival will provide all registered guests with a special guest wristband to gain access to the carnival rides and the arts and crafts. Employee ID can be used for free parking between 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. each morning at the Phoenix Plaza.

Employees wishing to participate can do so on a first-come, first-served basis by registering through TEDS (course codes ARTS830 for Aug. 30; BEATS831 for Aug. 31; EATS901 for Sept. 1). Please register before the cutoff time of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Festival hours
Friday 4 p.m.–11 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m.–11 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.–8 p.m.

This year, there are two important ways you can support the festival:

1. Volunteer. The festival is rolling out major green initiatives with a focus on promoting recycling and educating people about trash receptacles. Donating one four-hour shift gets you free food tickets, a cool T-shirt, free parking and more! To sign up, please call today at (248) 334-4600 and ask for Lauren or Mallory to register over the phone.

2. Support the food drive. In the past year, the Lighthouse of Oakland County has seen a 50 percent increase in the number of people seeking emergency food provisions and expect more to come. You can help by bringing nonperishable food items to Chrysler Arts, Beats & Eats. Items most in need include protein-based foods, such as canned meat and fish, macaroni and cheese, and peanut butter.

Bonus: The first 1,000 people who bring the following food packages will receive a free custom 2008 Arts Beats & Eats poster:

  • five cans of canned meat or fish
  • five jars or peanut butter
  • five boxes of macaroni and cheese
  • any combination of the above
  • or any combination of five items on the Lighthouse Web site

Food drive drop-off locations

  • On Pike Street at Wayne
  • On Pike Street between Wayne and Saginaw

Food drive hours

  • Friday 4 p.m.–10 p.m.
  • Saturday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m.–7 p.m.

For additional public information, please visit (Internet access required.)

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