So Little Time… So Much Ramble July 30!

Info by the O.N.E. Ramble. Photo by Dawn O'Connell.

The deadline for SIGN-UP SHEETS is WEDNESDAY, JULY 20th! Don’t know what I’m talking about?

The Ramble, an annual celebration of creativity and community in the Old North End since 2004, wants you to participate by performing, playing music, running a “Ramble special” at your business, showing off your artwork or garden, having a yard sale, teaching a workshop, vending, or doing whatever your BIG heart desires! Tell us what you want to do with this link We list the events on a map, a free guide to this fun filled day, happening throughout the ONE! What kind of fun? Field Days-Balloon toss! Sack Races! Tug o’ War! Arm Wrestling!; Steph Pappas serenading us from her porch; Yoga classes-the hot kind and the outside kind; purchase handmade creations directly from artists at Decaturfest after you sing your favorite David Bowie song in the karaoke competition; chalk-up a great time to making a chalk-art mural; bedazzle your bike before heading out on a community wide ride through the ONE, ending at the Ramble Round-Up, our version of a block party-complete with ONE food vendors and live music. Enjoy the show with local brew from our beer garden. MUSICIANS: If you live or work in the ONE or grew up here, lived here a long time, etc., you should be heard during The Ramble!

There’s more! And room for more! But I’m RAMBLING… ALSO IMPORTANT, The Ramble is a community driven event and we need volunteers. Please email and be a Ramble hero!

Firstly, we could really use a VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR: We’re pulling it off, but would be ever so grateful to have help fielding all of the below volunteer opportunities.

Can you be a RAMBLE ROUSER on the beat (to a different drum?) We need people to go out and recruit-personally talk to business owners and get them involved. We especially would like a point person willing to connect with the small markets on North Street.

CURATOR: Someone willing to recruit artists and spaces for art shows/pop-ups, help hang art, take down art. You know, make a facebook page to recruit artists and locations and list a call for ONE artists in 7days.

YARD SALE LIASON: Someone to compile a list of all the yard sales, link it to our website, hang yard sale signs, and place ads in our local periodicals, craigslist, and whatever yard sale fanatics read!

Are you good on the phone, even better via email and familiar with google docs?

We need an In-kind donation solicitor seeking food, BBQ related goods, printing supplies, and a BOUNCY HOUSE…yes, NEED!

Could you join our fundraising team, follow up with former sponsors and seek new sponsorship? I know, it’s more realistic to get someone(s) to sponsor a bouncy house, but can we pleeease get a bouncy house?

Are you app savvy? Could you make a Ramble app similar to that Pokemon Go thing everyone is talking about? For all of you that just rolled your eyes, reminder: The Ramble is for everyone. For those of you who got WAY too excited, you probably should put your phone on silent and really GO TO THE RAMBLE! (Sorry, even in the summer it’s hard to shake my “teacher voice.”)

…or please help…


DISTRIBUTE MAPS DELIVER FLAGS (the things displayed to mark an event)

CANVAS the lower North St. neighborhood area with noise concern flyers and secure support from residents for live music.

SCREEN PRINT. Saturday, July 23rd we’re getting together to handprint merchandise (sold during The Ramble for only $5 each) between 4-7pm behind the building at 12-22 North St. See details on facebook with this link

AT THE RAMBLE: Man the merchandise table and help sell those hand-printed Ramble garments.

Help transport the merchandise to a different site.

BBQ Griller.

Support an event in need, if needed.

THE RAMBLE ROUND-UP: Set up Cleanup DLC certified? Help check ID’s and keep the beer garden secure.

Have a thing for reflective vests, walkie-talkies, not afraid to use a bullhorn and care about the safety of others? Take a turn manning the barricades. Training before the event required.

POST RAMBLE: Collect flags Take down posters