The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
Overall the front and back gate ran smoothly for Fall PDF 2014.
~The new structure with the awning extension is a big improvement for the event, especially
during unfavorable weather conditions.
~The back gate also received an awning extension which was an improvement and helped
during unfavorable weather conditions.
~The front gate’s old structure was repurposed and used in deep parking for volunteers
stationed out in the deep parking area, which helped during unfavorable weather conditions.
~We were able to have the ticketing/front gate structure set up on Weds afternoon, due to
great DPW volunteers.
~The breakdown was rainy and cold, the awesome DPW volunteers were a big help with
breaking down the front gate.
~The lunch provided on Thursday for the volunteers was awesome and convenient.
~All the volunteers such as (God’s, shift leads, flaggers, waiver filer, computer scanner)
showed up worked hard, had fun and did an awesome job, it could not have happened
without community members helping a few hours out of our burn to make it happen.
~Overall volunteerism was okay, we still have no shows, hopefully volunteerism will increase
for Spring PDF.
~The volunteer coordinator dropped off pizza on Friday night which boosted on the spot
volunteering at Ticketing.
~The Volunteer Coordinators were awesome as finding on the spot
volunteers for no show volunteer shifts.
~The volunteers loved the hot coffee, hot cocoa and snacks at the front and back gates. Also
community members who donated gifts up at the front and back gate, the volunteers really
appreciated the gifts you left for them.
~The volunteer log book was very helpful for the front and back gate volunteers and for
volunteer tracking of volunteer no shows.
~All the signage in the front gate area was helpful for temporary parking area, handicap area.
~The MOOP signage around PDF was helpful.
~The child waiver file system worked out well.
~The wristband guide for PDF camps, PDF departments and the Vets, helped with identifying
all the wristbands for the event’s participants.
~We had 12 camps request for a copy of the wristband guide.
~ We gave the Vets several copies of the wristband guide as well.
~The wristband dispenser lockbox was successful, just needs a little tweaking, for Spring.
~ The plastic folders for the waivers was successful, and helped protect the waivers from
damp/rainy weather conditions.
~ Waiver pick up went well.
~The Theme Camp Leader list provided by Heidi, was useful to have on hand, for just in case
we needed to speak to a Theme Camp Leader.
~The Vets were awesome this burn, no problems during the closed gate times.
~ On Monday morning the Vets were helping the participants pull their cars out of the mud.
~No sound complaints from the neighbors reported to the front gate area.
~The mailbox/postal area was successful.
~Some community members showed up during early entry who were not listed on the early
entry list with a department coordinator were turned away at the front gate.
~Ticketing was the only department to have extra gas in its budget for the golf carts,
someone used the ticketing gas that was stored in the shed.
~The weather started out great, then PDF became mudfest, which lead to carry in only for
~Volunteerism on Sunday was very low, probably due to the poor weather conditions.
~Breaking down Ticketing in the rainy weather.
~Ticketing area flooding a little bit on Friday, and the straw helped dry out the area.
Nothing really ugly happened
*~Fun Facts for Fall PDF 2014~*
~Tickets sold 1358
~Tickets used 1257
~Tickets unused 101
*~Suggestions/Improvements for future PDF’s~*
*Better lighting in the back gate area.
*Replacing the lighting in the back gate tent, the light sockets are not working.
*Purchasing new/extra lighting for the front and back gate area.
*More help wanted signs for volunteer departments.
*Burn barrels for specific PDF departments.
*Coordinator roster with email and phone numbers, and shared with
all department coordinators.
*Instant miso soup for volunteers working during cold and rainy shifts.
*Tweaking the wristband dispenser lockbox for future PDF’s.
*Light up foam wands to be given to volunteers for nighttime shifts.
*Early entry should be better defined for what is considered essential volunteers for set up,
for Department Coordinators.
*Themed costumed shifts.
*More stakes and flags for mapping out parking.
*Ticketing computer updated, so we may enter wristband type when the ticket is scanned
into the computer.
*Volunteer lunch on Thursday to possibly become a standard for volunteers volunteering
All in all the Front Gate/Ticketing ran swimmingly for Fall PDF 2014.
Thank you everyone who helped make PDF happen for Fall 2014