Springing into action: That's the goal of Marion County's Volunteer Week, in hopes that people all over the county will jump in and get involved with several non-profit organizations.
Becoming a volunteer is something that several people strive to do in their community, and with Marion County's Spring Into Action Fair, they hope this gives people in the area a good chance to get up, get involved... and most importantly, give back.
That's the goal of Leadership Marion's fair and in conjunction with their Volunteer Week, they hope that it will give people all over Marion County to get up, jump in, and get involved in their community.
"This is National Volunteer Week. It's supposed to bring awareness into your community, and we're hoping people will step up, join a local agency, get on the board, and give back to their community. We have different themes throughout this month to get people in the community to get familiar of what's going on, so they can give back," said Budd Sapp, Director of Leadership Marion.
United Way, Casa of Marion County, Relay for Life were just a few of the vendors at the fair. There were also several activities for kids and adults of all ages to come out and enjoy in Downtown Fairmont, including archery.
"We had a good morning. We had a tournament early on, and Fairmont Federal Credit Union won that. Since then, we've had a lot of kids, but it's also great for adults as well," said Kara Martin, owner of Kara's Archery.
After all the fun and games, organizers hope this will get more people across the community a chance to give back to a place they call home.
"I've lived in Marion County for 16 years, I love West Virginia, and I want to see good things happen. Our non-profit organizations work hard all year long, and to have an activity to bring everyone together, to raise awareness, and to be a part of the community is phenomenal," said Amantha Cole, of Leadership Marion.
Overall, Leadership Marion said they had a great turnout at the fair, and hope that it helped people find different ways to get involved in their community.