A crew of about a dozen volunteers was hard at work Saturday afternoon building the the bird that will burn as the centerpiece of the 2013 Phoenixville Firebird Festival.
If the wooden bird could spread its wings they would span 82 feet according to event organizer Henrik Stubbe-Teglbjaerg. Volunteers are still needed at the festival site in the middle of Friendship Field. Work starts at 10 every Saturday and Sunday morning. Even if carpentry isn't your thing the organizers have plenty of related tasks to help her the site ready for the crowd which organizers predict will be about 16,000 people.
Stubbe-Teglbjaerg says donations are also needed and appreciated. "We're about halfway there on time but only about a third of the way there on donations," he told Patch. The event is one of the bigget of the year in Phoenixville and is funded by private donations.