Volunteers sought to help with Corvettes downtown

Volunteers sought to help with Corvettes downtown

CHAMPAIGN — Visit Champaign County is seeking about 20 more volunteers to help with the Bloomington Gold Corvette Show next weekend.

Specifically, the visitors bureau is looking for people who can help Corvette drivers park in downtown Champaign on Saturday evening.

Volunteers will help participants in Saturday's GoldTour caravan to park on lots and streets in downtown Champaign for a street fest held in conjunction with the Blues, Brews and BBQ Festival.

The volunteers are scheduled to work from 5 to 8 p.m. next Saturday, June 28, but some could finish early, depending on where they're stationed, said Terri Reifsteck, marketing and business development director for the bureau.

The training session for volunteers will be Tuesday. Those who want to volunteer but haven't signed up yet should contact the bureau at 351-4133 or email Cory Hatfield, the bureau's sales and sports director, at coryh@visitchampaigncounty.org.

Volunteers will receive a shirt, meal pass and pass to the Bloomington Gold show, which takes place on the parking lots around State Farm Center and Memorial Stadium from June 27-29.

The convergence on downtown Champaign follows the GoldTour procession of Corvettes, which begins at State Farm Center at 6 p.m.

The unofficial parade of Corvettes — which last year included about 800 cars — goes south on First Street, west on Windsor Road, south on Duncan Road, west on Curtis Road, north on Staley Road and west on Illinois 10 to Monticello.

The Corvettes will then loop around the town square before heading back to Champaign on Illinois 10. They'll turn north onto Mattis Avenue and take University Avenue east to downtown, Reifsteck said.

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