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Date: June 6, 2011

(Livonia, MI) The 3rd Annual Buy Michigan Now Festival is searching for volunteers to help make guests experience at the annual 3-day festival memorable. Volunteer applications for the festival – which returns to Downtown Northville August 5-7 – are now being accepted.

The family-friendly Buy Michigan Now Festival which showcases various Michigan entertainers, businesses, products, and educational opportunities with the goal of revitalizing the local economy is looking for volunteers to assist in various areas of the Festival throughout the weekend. Michiganders who are interested in volunteering at the Festival can visit the Buy Michigan Now Festival Web site to fill out the volunteer application form ( Selected candidates will be notified by the Festival organizers by mid-July.
Launched in 2007 by Lisa Diggs, Buy Michigan Now is a statewide initiative to inform, educate and encourage organizations and consumers, to refuel Michigan’s economy by purchasing products and services made in Michigan and from Michigan-based companies.
“The Buy Michigan Now Festival is a little different from a lot of other summer events. It’s a fest with a cause. In addition to providing great food, entertainment, and fun, we are dedicated to helping Michigan businesses grow. It’s going to be companies like these, each adding one or two more jobs that brings our economy back on track, and we want to help them do it,” said Lisa Diggs.
The weekend celebration focuses attention on Michigan-based businesses and locally-produced merchandise to help stimulate the economy. Main and Center streets in central Northville will be closed to allow for pedestrian traffic. Local Northville merchants will host a sidewalk sale, while Michigan vendors set up shop under tents in the streets. The event also features live entertainment in Town Square and a kids zone dedicated to family fun.   
More than 100 vendors and merchants are expected to participate and the festival is free to the public. The Buy Michigan Now Festival is scheduled to run from:
·         10 a.m.-9 p.m. ~Friday, August 5
·         10 a.m.-9 p.m. ~ Saturday, August 6
·         Noon until 5 p.m. ~ Sunday, August 7
Vendor or sponsorship opportunities are still available for the 3rd Annual Buy Michigan Now Festival. Interested businesses should contact Buy Michigan Now at 248-390-0974 or info@BuyMichiganNow.comA full list of events for the weekend of August 5-August 7 will be announced soon at