BMD in need of volunteers

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The Bohemia Mining Days Board gave a presentation to the city council on Monday, June 26 and while it focused on the packed schedule for the four-day schedule, it did have one urgent request: volunteers. The group currently has 32 residents signed up to help manage the chaos of BMD but according to organizers, the more, the merrier. 

Nine different committees are expected to contribute to the traditional festival that will host an historical treasure hunt, history talks, a parade, silent auction, carnival and live music. But according to the board, those events and attractions don't set themselves up. 

"We have been given 50 tickets to the Home Free concert to give away to people willing to donate their time to help up set up and take down Bohemia Mining Days," said festival coordinator Cindy Weeldreyer. To volunteer, and win a chance at tickets, visit bohemiaminingdays.org.