Pumpkin Patch Kids

Yesterday was perfect for just about any fall activity. (Except leaf-peeping. It’s Columbus Day weekend, and the trees still haven’t really turned? Cue the ominous climate change music!)

On the Riverside Avenue plaza, a swarm of kids had a blast decorating pumpkins donated by Saugatuck Sweets. They were assisted by volunteers from the Westport Arts Center and National Charity League, who manned (or womanned) a variety of decorating stations.

The event was called “Reach Out for Outreach.” Proceeds help fund the WAC’s many programs that provide arts experiences to underserved urban youth in Fairfield and New Haven Counties, and area cancer patients and their caregivers, homeless veterans, senior citizens and children with special needs.

The boys and girls who decorated pumpkins yesterday had a blast. And boys, girls, men and women they don’t even know will benefit from it.

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(Photos/Leslie LaSala)

(Photos/Leslie LaSala)

One response to “Pumpkin Patch Kids

  1. Thanks for this story and the pictures, Dan. “Reach Out for Outreach” is a win-win for all … especially on a day as beautiful as yesterday !!!