Along with 81 films, the 12th running of the Frozen River Film Festival featured a volunteer fair that gave a variety of vendors and organizations to connect with a variety of like-minded filmgoers.
Program director Isaac Sammis, said, “A lot of the community is really interested and engaged and they want to come out and participate and promote the festival in any way they can. We were lucky enough to have all these community organizations in here that run off of volunteers and they were all really eager to set up booths and display more information> It’s just been a very welcoming experience.”
Working with the Humane Society was Mallorie Lynn, a volunteer currently studying biology at Winona State. Her volunteering is an extension of the learning she pursues, and the opportunity is there for anyone else interested.
“We always need volunteers, otherwise we wouldn’t be able to do the things we do,” Lynn said. Accompanying Lynn was a rescued dog that was well appreciated by a crowd that had gathered to pet the animal.