City of Mesa News Article
Volunteers needed at Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom
By: Kevin Christopher
05/21/14 8:01 AM


May 21, 2014
Public Information and Communications
Contact: Steve Wright
Tel. 480-644-2069




Mesa, AZ – Volunteers are needed for the 2014 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom, the state’s “coolest independence festival,” held this year on Friday, July 4.

Volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts and activities including event tear down and clean up, entertainment stages, the VIP area and more. Shifts are two to three hours long during the hours of 4:30 p.m. to midnight. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or 14 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.


All volunteers will be given a commemorative t-shirt while supplies last, snacks and plenty of cool drinks during their volunteer shifts. This year, volunteers will have a chance to win gift cards, goodies or the grand prize of a 4th generation iPod Touch.  To qualify, volunteers must be pre-registered.  To enter, they must check out at volunteer registration following completion of their assigned shift.  Winners will be notified by phone or email.


For more information, log onto, click on “Volunteer” and complete a volunteer interest form; or contact City of Mesa Neighborhood Outreach Program Assistant Emily Blankenship at (480) 644-5701 or


The Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom will be full of entertainment, classic cars, live music, patriotic displays, family fun, fireworks and much more!  More than 50.000 are expected to attend this fun event for people of all ages.  It will be held July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Mesa Amphitheatre and Mesa Convention Center, 263 N. Center St., and along Center Street between Second Street and University Drive.






The 2014 Republic Services Arizona Celebration of Freedom is presented by the Chicago Cubs, KOOL-FM, Downtown Mesa Association, Visit Mesa and the City of Mesa.  Other sponsors are Sertoma Club, Entertainment Solutions Inc., A Company, A & M Graphics, Able, Action Barricade, Arizona Ford Dealers, American Traffic Solutions, Boeing, Century Graphics, Core Construction, Cox Communications, Crescent Crown Distributing, Extra Innings, Haydon, Hilton Phoenix East/Mesa, Marriott Phoenix-Mesa, Mesa Energy Resources, Mesa Recycles, Mesa Water, Mountain Vista Medical Center, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, The Arizona Republic, Valley Metro, Valley Transit Constructors and Walmart.





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