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Mendel Center seeking volunteers for 2021-22 season

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June 29, 2021
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College is accepting applications from individuals interested in joining its team of volunteers for the 2021-2022 season. Those interested in becoming a Mendel Center volunteer can:  
Mendel Center volunteers are responsible for ensuring patron safety, providing customer service and general information, and other assignments related to day-of-event operations. Volunteers assist with events including Mainstage performances, the annual Lake Michigan College commencement ceremony, Lake Michigan College Performing Arts department performances, The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series, Blossomtime pageants, and many others.
 
Typical event and operational duties include:
·         Ticket scanners
·         Playbill attendants
·         Ushers
·         Lobby hosts/greeters
·         Assistants for handicapped patrons
·         Will Call attendants
·         Coat room attendants
·         Concession sales
·         Artist merchandise sales
 
Weekday opportunities include:
·         Playbill preparation
·         Flyer and poster distribution throughout the community
Benefits of being a member of The Mendel Center Volunteer Corps include:
·         Free admission to the events worked
·         Discounts on tickets to Mendel Center season shows
·         Meeting new people and making lasting friendships
·         Knowing that your efforts help make The Mendel Center shine in the eyes of the community
A comprehensive volunteer training session is scheduled to occur late this summer for all new and returning volunteers.
 
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About The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Newly renovated Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979, is a 13,700-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 229-seat Hanson Theatre is home to the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Departments as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.
 
The Mendel Center is 30 minutes from Niles and 40 minutes from the Kalamazoo and South Bend areas. It is located on the Lake Michigan College campus at 2755 E. Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, Michigan, one mile east of I-94 (Exit 30) and one mile west of the US 31 Bypass (exit 24). Its GPS mapping address is 1100 Yore Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI.
 
Find #TheMendelCenter online at:
      Facebook @TheEconClub & @MendelCenter
      Instagram @TheMendelCenter
      Twitter @TheMendelCenter
      www.TheMendelCenter.com
 
 
Mendel Center 2021-2022 Season Sponsors
Stage Side Sponsors: Honor Credit Union, Kruggel Lawton CPAs, Meijer, Silver Beach Pizza, Silver Harbor Brewing Company, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, Sturgis Bank,TCF Bank, TPC Technologies.
 
Platinum Sponsor: Pier 33
 
Media Partners: 98.3 The Coast, The Herald Palladium, MailMax, News/Talk 94.9 WSJM, Sunny 101.5, and SuperHits 103.7.
 
Preferred Partner Hotels: The Inn at Harbor Shores and The Boulevard Inn & Bistro