- Tuesday, December 1, 2015
To the Editor:
Newtown, you inspire me.
I’ve been lucky enough to meet many incredible people in town during this five year journey, and I can tell you that we live in a very special place. Newtown has embraced the Great Pumpkin Challenge for five years. This year, you carved 228 pumpkins and we raised $76,419 to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp!
- 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.
- Wednesday, November 20, 2013
To the Editor:
Newtown, you are amazing. The Great Pumpkin Challenge had its best year yet. You carved 172 jack-o-lanterns and we raised $4,610 for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Paul Newman’s summer camp for children battling illness.
- 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.
- Thursday, August 1, 2013
The first year Mackenzie Page issued The Great Pumpkin Challenge, she received 149 jack o’lanterns for the fundraiser and seasonal offering. Donations received when residents dropped off their carved or painted pumpkins totaled over $3,700 that year, which were donated between a family friend fighting cancer and the American Cancer Society.