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Carved Creations Sought For 2019 Great Pumpkin Challenge



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Trinity Church is pleased to announce the return of The Great Pumpkin Challenge.

The annual fundraiser/Halloween display will again take place on the front lawn of the church, at 36 Main Street. Members of the Episcopal church will set up scaffolding in expectation of an enormous display of jack-o-lanterns, which will also raise money for a special cause.

The public is invited to drop off carved pumpkins at the church Sunday, October 27, from 10 am to 2 pm, and Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, October 29-31, from 4 to 6 pm.

A $5 donation is also requested with each pumpkin. All financial donations to go to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Paul Newman’s nonprofit organization that provides “a different kind of healing” to seriously ill children and their families throughout the Northeast, free of charge. Last year’s event raised more than $1,000.

All of the pumpkins will be displayed, stacked high for Halloween evening.

For additional information, including how to donate online, contact Kim Merrill at 203-426-9070 or kmerrill@trinitynewtownct.org.

By midday of the first day of collections during last year's Great Pumpkin Challenge, 57 carved pumpkins had been dropped off at Trinity Episcopal Church. The 10th annual challenge will begin this weekend, when the public is invited to again drop off carved pumpkins, and a $5 donation for The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp. The full display will then be lit on Halloween. —Bee file photo
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