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Fall Pumpkin Fundraiser Makes The Grade

Pumpkins adorned the posts and lined the railings to Manhasset Secondary School alerting residents to the Fall fundraiser for Manhasset Schools. A large pick-up truck with corn stalk and pumpkins sporting a hand-painted, huge sign in the back was parked on Plandome Rd. to alert all those in town to come and pick and decorate a pumpkin. Youngsters holding signs urged cars to travel down Manhasset Avenue to the High School and view the pumpkin patch which transformed the athletic field.  Parents and many loyal student helpers created a fall farm festival reminiscent of the farms out East.  Thousands of pumpkins were strewn across the front athletic field to be picked. 

Wooden wagons carted the treasured gourds to be paid for and decorated by eager student helpers. Crown, pearls, and painted faces created very stylish a jack o’lanterns in addition to the scary and silly pumpkin faces. The event was the third of its kind. It was a partnership of all the public schools in the district including Munsey Park, Shelter Rock, Manhasset Middle School, and Manhasset High School. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful autumn day and when 3 o’clock came, not a pumpkin was seen.