This year marks the 50th anniversary of Old Greenwich School’s pumpkin patch, though this year, due to Covid-19, the Halloween festivities have been reimagined.
The PTA came up with a variety of ways to celebrate, including a scarecrow decorating contest and a drive-in movie night featuring awesome snack bags and a double feature with The Addams Family and Goosebumps!
PTA president Carolyn Petersen explained that this year Old Greenwich School is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Pumpkin Patch.
The event is kicked off by the unveiling of the pumpkin lady. When pumpkin lady emerged, she had donned a 70’s tie-dye Muumuu!
“We can’t have a Halloween parade this year,” Petersen explained. “But, we’re going to have an animal celebration – the Bronx Zoo streamed into every classroom thanks to our fantastic Curriculum Enrichment team.”
Also, she said there would be a scarecrow contest, and principal Jen Bencivengo and other judges will travel around Old Greenwich to assess the entries!
“We’ve found additional ways to celebrate,” Petersen continued. “Through the amazing Eden Farms, we sold pumpkins, scarecrow kits, Chrysanthemums, and all sorts of fall decorations to families.”
“Pumpkin Patch is not just about us – it’s about the community,” she added, explaining that proceeds will fund enrichment programs.
And while the entire school couldn’t congregate outside for the unveiling, the six t-shirt winners were announced to great anticipation inside the building, and got to come outside to join Mack the Dolphin and principal Ms Bencivengo for the countdown.
Minutes later, school dismissed and everyone could see the 70s themed pumpkin lady with their own eyes.