This week’s Vicksburg Post Volunteer of the Week is Missy Arnold, who helped organize the ClooCroo event in November. She is the President of The Friends of the City of Vicksburg Animal Shelter, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit that supports the needs of the Vicksburg Animal Shelter.
How did you hear about the Cloo Croo program?
The Friends were looking for various ways to raise funds for the Vicksburg Animal Shelter. Cherry Robbins contacted me about her college friend Hill Collins who created ClooCroo, a unique fundraising event through a scavenger hunt game involving team competition.
What is your favorite memory while volunteering?
Meet so many people who wanted to get involved and volunteer for this event. Also, I have to say the excitement it brought to each team with their creative costumes and their desire to win the competition.
What would you say to someone who is considering volunteering?
I firmly believe that you should volunteer for something that interests you and support a good cause.
What did you learn from volunteering for ClooCroo?
There is no way to describe the incredible support we have received from our community, downtown merchants and sponsors for this first time event.
How has it changed you?
If given the chance, people of all ages wanted to dress up and go on a treasure hunt. I was so overwhelmed with the positive feedback from volunteers and teams that we will be hosting another Cloocroo event in 2022.
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