Pumpkin Festival


 

 

  PUMPKIN FESTIVAL COMMITTEE INTERVIEWS!

 

May 10, 12 , 2017

3:00-4:00, Room 33

 

Are you interested in applying for a position on the

Pumpkin Festival Committee?

 

You must participate in an interview on May 10 or 12.  Sign up for a time slot at Mrs. Hagan’s desk in the English office. 

See Mrs. Hagan or Mr. McLaughlin with questions. 

 

 

The annual Weston High School Pumpkin Festival community service and fundraising event features pumpkin carving, live music, and sales of home baked goods, cider, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and apples. Kids' activities will include face painting, magic, a balloon artist, cookie and pumpkin decorating and more. The event is to benefit Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine, a camp for families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

The event takes place in October on the Town Green.

 

 

The following are some available positions:

Co Chairs:Coordinating food, supplies and pumpkin carving. Coordinating entertainment, kids activities, technology. Coordinating greeting/sponsorship, publicity, Event MCEntertainment, Greeting/Sponsorship, Pumpkin Carving, Food, Publicity,Supplies, Kids Activities, Technology

 

 

 

 

11th Annual PUMPKIN FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 15, 2016, 12-4pm

Weston Town Green

The annual Weston High School Pumpkin Festival community service and fundraising event features pumpkin carving, live music, and sales of home baked goods, cider, pizza, cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and apples. Kids' activities will include face painting, magic, a balloon artist, cookie and pumpkin decorating and more. The event is to benefit Camp Sunshine in Casco, Maine, a camp for families of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Learn more or donate

Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 


 

Pumpkin Festival Committee 2015


Photo by Mark Curelop

Visit the Photo Gallery for more photographs

 

8th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Weston Town Green

 

A crisp fall day was the perfect setting for an enthusiastic crowd of over 1,000 residents and friends enjoying the eighth annual Weston High School Pumpkin Festival on the Town Green. 
 
Weston High School students ran activities for children and adults of all ages, ranging from face painting, entertainment, and of course, pumpkin carving. 
 
In addition to providing a vibrant event for the local community,  the Pumpkin Festival reached its fundraising goal of over $40,000 for Camp Sunshine, a getaway  in Casco, Maine, where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families can spend time bonding, relaxing, and having fun with others families from across the country with similar challenges. 
 
The Pumpkin Festival was founded by Hillary Sieber, a 2008 Weston High graduate, and later continued by her sister Jennifer, a 2010 graduate and their parents. This year’s event was spearheaded by seniors Laura Greenberg, Ross Taylor, and Dana Heilbronner, who led a 30-person-strong team of students, plus many dedicated parent volunteers.
 
 The warm spirit of camaraderie was heightened by several musical performances and lively entertainment including  the Town Criersthe Pralines, singer Alex Rougeau, and Bonaparte  the magician.  A festive costume parade featured the youngest members of the crowd.  
 
18 families will be able to attend Camp Sunshine from the money raised by this year’s annual event. “This year we had a particularly outstanding team of high school student leaders for the Pumpkin Fest. They brought great ideas and contagious energy to make this event as successful as possible. They also showed their commitment to community service in their strong focus on fundraising for Camp Sunshine. I could not be more proud and impressed with their hard work, great attitudes and determination” said parent advisor and chair Jodi Sieber.  
 
Additional donations, which are tax deductible, can still be made and will help the Festival Committee add to its record-breaking success this year.  Checks should be made payable to Camp Sunshine and sent to:
Weston Pumpkin Festival Committee
Weston High School
444 Wellesley St.
Weston MA 02493
 
Donations can also be made online any time.

2013 Pumpkin Fest Committee

 

7th Annual Pumpkin Festival

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Town Green

It was a spectacular, fun-filled day for everyone who attended, with over 200 WHS students running activities for children and adults of all ages.
In addition to providing the community with an exciting day of pumpkin carving, children’s activities (ranging from cookie decorating to scarecrow making), and music, the festival exceeded previous fundraising efforts with donations of over $61,000, including a $25,000 matching donation from the Sweet Virginia Foundation.  All the money raised will benefit Camp Sunshine, a retreat in Casco, Maine, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.
 

See more photos in the Photo Gallery

Read about it at wickedlocal.com

 

Thanks to everyone for their support!

 

 

The 6th annual Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 15, 2011

 

 See the 2011 Pumkin Festival Photo Gallery

 

 

Reprinted from WestonPatch- 10/18/11

By Tanner Skendarian, WHS '12

 

It was a great day to be out and about in Weston Town Center last Saturday where Weston High School students put on the 6th annual Pumpkin Festival benefiting Camp Sunshine in Casco, ME. The outdoor festivities included a great variety of family-fun games and activities. There was face painting, cookie decorating, pumpkin carving (of course!) and so much more that brought together the entire community ranging in all ages for a wonderful cause. From my experience volunteering over the years, I am happy to now be recapturing this fantastic day for all my viewers.

 

This momentous event that annually brings autumn in with a bang started years ago with sisters Hillary and Jen Sieber who graduated from Weston High School in 2008 and 2010. In the first year, the Sieber sisters were able to host an event that brought 1,000 carved pumpkins into the world record setting amount of total carved pumpkins back in 2005. (That record still holds today!) And just a few days ago, the records continued to be set as more and more generous donations were being collected for Camp Sunshine.

 

“Our goal is to raise $25,000,” said Joe Sieber, the girls’ father and major coordinator for the event, “and the Sweet Virginia Foundation, our main sponser, has agreed to match each one of our donations to put us up to $50,000.”

 

 

 

So what does $50,000 mean to Camp Sunshine? For those who don’t know, Camp Sunshine is a program designed for the rehabilitation and recuperation of entire families who have children with life-threatening illnesses. In their week away, the entire family gets to experience time together without the stress of hospital beds and doctor’s appointments. It takes $2,000 to send an entire family to this fun, alleviating,activity-filled get-away, and the efforts of the Pumpkin Festival make that possible for an incredible amount of people.

 

Before the event happened at 1pm on Saturday, donations from volunteers and previous collections brought the total to $16,500 (before being matched) and the day ended with a whopping $56,000 (matched) donation given to Camp Sunshine.

 

All the events were free on Saturday except for the cookies and the tie-die shirts which “people are really excited about this year” said Mr. Sieber. Families entered upon a suggested $20 donation and the event planners did a fantastic job at providing many ways to contribute to the cause.

 

Returning co-Chairs, Kayla Bruce, Ilana Cramer, and Rachel Hirsh have been working for months in order to create a great event; my hat is tipped to them for the enormous success they found! “I’m really glad I got involved when I did,” says Hirsch, “it has really evolved into a Weston Community Event and become a popular volunteer event for High School Students.” At least 100 students from the high school volunteered on Saturday whether it was by setting up, table-heading, pumpkin-gut cleaning, entertainment managing, breaking down, or anything else.

 

So what does Pumpkin Pete [Bruce] say he [she] loves most about PFest? “The whole town getting together; working together, having fun together, and doing something good together!” Thanks Pete [Kayla]!

 

Whether it was pumpkin carved to look like a ninja, the captivating magic of Davey the Clown, or the show-stopping performance of the Town Criers and Prelines, PFest 2011 never ceased to amaze me once again this year. Driving away from a densely populated Town Green (rightfully, Town Orange) I saw a community I’m proud to call my own! Congratulations Pumpkin Festival Club for raising enough money to sent 23 families to Camp Sunshine! I look forward to seeing your success send another 23 (or more!) next year.
 

  

 

Thanks for supporting the

5th Annual Pumpkin Festival

October 16, 2010

 

The fifth annual Weston High School Pumpkin Festival community service and fundraising event took place on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Town Green. There was great food, live music, a silent auction and pumpkin carving! Kids' activities included face painting, a balloon artist, Mad Science Entertainment, cookie and pumpkin decorating, and more. 
 

 

5th Annual Pumpkin Fest Breaks Records

 click here to view the Photo Gallery of Pumpkin Festival 2010 

 Read about it in the Town Crier

  

Thank you all for your support. We had 750+ guests and 250 volunteers. We raised just under $30,000 (including $10,000 from Market Basket). This is over $35,000 if we include in-kind donations (ie pumpkins and supplies etc.) We carved over 600 pumpkins.  All profits from this event went to Camp Sunshine, a retreat for children with life threatening illnesses and their families.

 

Donations were matched by Market Basket Supermarkets! 

   

  

 

 

 

Pumpkin Festival  
Club Advisor Mr. Jim McLaughlin
Event Chairs:
 
Mission/Goals

This annual October event on the Town Green raises money for Camp Sunshine, a camp in Maine for children suffering from life threatening illnesses. 

 

Camp Sunshine, set on Lake Sebago, has the distinction of being the only program in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life threatening illness on every member of the immediate family – the ill child, the parents and the siblings.
 
Since its inception, Camp Sunshine has provided a haven for over 30,000 individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. The money raised from the festival this past Sunday will allow almost 30 families to attend the retreat for one week.
Schedule See HC Club Meetings and Activities Listing  

 

 

 

 

 

 
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