- Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 9:41 am
A pair of children in costumes were among those who slowed down on Halloween to take an up-close look at the pumpkins on display at 14 Main Street.
- Saturday, October 31, 2015 at 10:53 am
One young visitor to the Page residence spent time checking out the pumpkins on the lower levels of the display. Jake Ragan and family dropped off a few pumpkins for this year's display on Friday.
- Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10:32 am
This year’s Great Pumpkin Challenge campaign has already started collecting donations, and this week challenge creator Mackenzie Page announced the Life is Good company will match each dollar donated, up to $10,000, for the cause. The annual fundrasier has primarily raised funds for The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp since its inception in 2011.
- Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 9:55 am
This year will mark the fifth and possibly the last year for the Great Pumpkin Challenge, but Mackenzie Page, who began the annual luminaria celebration on Main Street, received news last week of the largest donation to date.
- Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10:09 am
Joe could not find pumpkins to create his own display for Melissa last week, and he was not happy with anything he found online or at crafts stores to use as fake pumpkins. “It was important that this look really good,” he said this week. Once he began looking at different squash varieties, however, he found that spaghetti squash would work well for his needs.
- Friday, February 6, 2015 at 10:11 am
With her family and friends in the audience, Newtown High School junior Mackenzie Page was honored by the Board of Education during its meeting on Tuesday, February 3.
The board has a practice of highlighting individuals and groups during celebrations of excellence at its meetings. Mackenzie, who has brought The Great Pumpkin Challenge to Main Street for four years, was the latest to be honored.
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
To the Editor,
Fourth Annual Great Pumpkin Challenge - Can I count you in?
For the fourth year, the Great Pumpkin Challenge is on! I encourage you to join us in what has become a Main Street Halloween tradition.
- Wednesday, October 8, 2014
For the fourth year Mackenzie Page is bringing her Great Pumpkin Challenge back to Main Street.
The Great Pumpkin Challenge began in 2011 when Mackenzie, then a student at Newtown Middle School, was inspired to support family friend Zoe McMorran, who was diagnosed with brain cancer.
- Monday, October 28, 2013
A couple hours into the weekend collection hours for this year’s Great Pumpkin Challenge, pumpkins were already arriving at 14 Main Street, where the entire collection will be displayed on Halloween.
This is the third year Newtown High School sophomore Mackenzie Page has challenged residents to carve a pumpkin, drop it off for display at her home at 14 Main Street, and offer a suggested donation of $5.
- Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Collection times have been set for this Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, for the Great Pumpkin Challenge.
This is the third year Newtown High School sophomore Mackenzie Page has challenged residents to carve a pumpkin, drop it off for display at her home at 14 Main Street, and offer a suggested donation of $5. Drop-off hours are between 10 am and 5 pm both days.