by: Cheryl Read

After having been with COTA for almost 20 years, it is like a family reunion. The best part is Saturday night after all the work is done and a lot of us gather under the big tent behind the stage. There is so much reminiscing about previous festivals it is hard not to feel attached to these people who have put so much work and love into making all this happen.

There are so many facets to keeping this festival running. I do not know anyone who could not help. Even the simplest things are important. I would never have thought I could become so involved and enjoy "working" as hard as we do sometimes. When a lot of people help, the job gets done faster and we have more time to become closer in our "real" lives too. I have several friends that I met through working as a COTA volunteer and I cherish every one of them.
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