Pumpkin Fest

Our school had it’s annual Pumpkin Fest last night. It’s a fund raiser and a community event. Last night was the 21st one! That’s such a long time!

It always involves pumpkins of course. There were many people who went home with one. I haven’t yet decided if I will have a jack-o-lantern this year, so I didn’t get one. The pumpkin-getting area is right in front. It was under a coconut tree. I thought it was an interesting juxtaposition of images.

Pumpkins and Palms

Pumpkins and Palms

There were several entertainers who sang. It was fun to hear the different styles. I don’t remember any names except for the parent of one of my seventh graders. One of the guys sang a lot of John Denver songs.

This wasn't the John Denver guy.

This wasn’t the John Denver guy.

There was also a silent auction. I got a little carried away.

It is a LOT of stuff.

It is a LOT of stuff.

The two baskets were Christmas-themed. I was just bidding on the one to get some cookie cutters. I was bidding on the other because it had a Target gift card in it. Fortunately, my co-workers Chloe and Sarah wanted a lot of the stuff in the baskets and took most of it with them.

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2 Responses to Pumpkin Fest

  1. Lauren says:

    What a delightful event! You are right that the palm trees and pumpkins look odd together, has anyone ever tried to carve a palm-o-lantern? What grows on palm trees, anyway?

  2. Carol says:

    You’re still a lucky winner, I see. (Memories of ‘basket bingo’s gone by here.) This did look like fun. If you do decide to carve out a pumpkin this year, be sure to make it large enough for Gus to rest in. I saw a meme with a cat resting inside a Jack-O-Lantern…I imagine that would be warm…even though there was no room for the candle any more. Just a thought…

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