Volunteers are being sought for a summer tradition in downtown Howell.

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is encouraging community members to begin thinking about their summer schedule and make plans to volunteer at one of the signature events in the area – the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest June 22-24. Volunteers are needed to help in many areas including hospitality, information, parking and vendors. Officials say volunteering has many rewards and last year, Balloonfest donated more than $11,000 to non-profit organizations.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Michelle Tokan at the Howell Chamber 517-546-3920. (JM)