How You Can be a Part of the Allegan Western Days

Western Days 2017 Allegan, MI

It’s that time of year again! Planning is underway for Western Days 2017 at the Allegan County Fairgrounds. This year’s event will be held June 17th-18th. Since this is a community outreach event, our ministry team would like you to be well informed of the many available opportunities for you and your congregation.
We invite you to share your God-given gifts and talents and love on your community. .
If you have any questions about our ministry we invite you to check out our web site: and send us you questions through our Contact US tab.

Below are some of the areas where you could bless this ministry and your community:

Prayer: Community prayer meetings are happening every Tuesday evening at various locations around the community. Please check out this LINK to view the complete schedule. From the very beginning Western Days has been God’s event. These prayer meetings are an integral part of the planning of our events.

Bake Sale Fundraiser: We are once again having a Bake Sale Fund Raiser at the Allegan Farmers Market. Fundraisers like these are part of why Western Days is FREE to the community. You will find us under the community tent by City Hall at the Markets new Locust Street location. We have reserved the Community Tent for May 25th And June 8th. We are seeking Volunteers for both dates to put their baking talents to work and also, help with set up/tear down and taking a shift in collecting donations.
Please Contact Rita Gleason (269-370-8108) if you can help with this event. Of course we need people to come and buy the delicious treats as well. Your support in this way is greatly appreciated.

Evangelism: Above all things, Western Days is an outreach ministry designed to present the gospel of Jesus to a lost and dying world and to minister to the needs of the people as the Spirit leads. If this is an area of passion for you, we could use your help throughout the event. Contact Sue for further information.

Camp Workers: We are looking for several volunteers to help with the family bible camp. Specific positions include registration, teachers and camp guides. We will be happy to train you so no need to worry about experience.

Kitchen Ministry: People love to eat, and we enjoy providing them with food. As in the past, we will have food available at no cost at different points of the day on Saturday. We are in need of multiple volunteers to minister to the community through food service.

Food Truck: We are looking for someone with a food wagon that will help cook hot dogs to distribute after the Round’em Up Bible Camp. This person will also be able to sell food later during the Bull Riding. Please Contact Brian Sowle (269-720-7690 for more information.

Chili Cook off: We need a volunteer to organize this valued part of our event. We are also seeking outstanding entries to submit their favorite chili recipe to share with the group. This has always been a hit and this year it will be judged again with a trophy to be given to the winner! We would love to get a pot from each church in the area! Who’s your best chili maker?

Information, Medical & Security: Those looking to minister in this capacity should be comfortable being on their feet and on the go. The primary responsibility will be to provide guests with information about time schedules & events as well as location of the food court, restrooms, etc. We do not anticipate any security or medical issues, however, volunteers should be on the lookout for potential problems and be prepared to assist guests as needed.

Flyers: Once again Western Days event flyers will be available for distribution in the community. We are looking for volunteers to put up posters throughout Allegan County and to distribute flyers to businesses or door-to-door. This could be a great opportunity to involve the youth of your congregation.

Banners: Banners to advertise your church or business are available for purchase. These will be displayed at various locations throughout the fairgrounds and will be returned to purchasers after the event. Talk to Sue for further details.

Set Up/Take Down: Perhaps you are more of a hands-on, manual labor type of person. No problem, we have a place for you. We could use committed volunteers to help with the set up and take down work during the day on Friday and Sunday. We tend to have a good turn out for set-up and could use some equally committed individuals for take down.

Donations: Western Days Ministries is now a 501C3 corporation under the covering of World Ministry Fellowship. If you would like to make a financial donation to Western Days Ministries to help cover the cost of this year’s outreach events, please visit our webpage at


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