The Family Fest planning committee met Friday for an update on the 2012 event, when they learned of the need for more volunteers.
Co-chairman Melissa Bowers reported 20 registrations have been received.
"We're kind of slow on registrations at this point," Bowers said. "I'm just hoping they're all waiting until the last minute."
In prior years, Family Fest drew more than 50 participants. Interested agencies, organizations, businesses and individuals have until March 21 to sign up.
This year's event is scheduled for 10 a.m-2 p.m. April 14 at Tiffin YMCA.
Admission is free.
Volunteers should contact Henry at (419) 447-5011, ext. 403. Other questions can be directed to Mikki King at (419) 447-8711 or Bowers at (419) 447-4040.
Seneca County Sheriff's Office Deputy Dennis Wilkinson is to bring a search and rescue dog to demonstrate its skills.
Mascots for Wendy's and Big Boy restaurants are to hand out coupons.
Other mascots expected include Tiffin University's dragon, Yertel the Turtle and the Fire Pup.
The committee is looking for more costumed characters to participate, and more musical groups to provide entertainment.
A new feature this year is free swimming, with an inflatable obstacle course in the pool. The YMCA also is to have various demonstrations, a gymnastics obstacle course set up in the field house and inflatable attractions for children in the smaller gym.
Volunteers will be needed to supervise children using the inflatables.
TU students are planning to volunteer again this year.
Another co-chairwoman, Bev Henry, brought a draft of a publicity flyer she had put together with the 2012 theme, "The Magic of Family Fest."
She took suggestions for items that could be added to the flyer so it could be printed in time for the Seneca County Home Builders Expo and the Sprint Car show.
The next meeting for the Family Fest committee is noon March 16 at Community Hospice Care, 181 E. Perry St.