October 22, 2018

2013 Ivoryton Pumpkin Festival Volunteers Needed

2nd best pumpkin fest pic

The Town of Essex Park and Recreation is currently seeking volunteers to assist at the annual Ivoryton Village Pumpkin Festival. The Pumpkin Festival will be held on Saturday, October 26. From 5 -8 p.m.. This is the 13th year for the town event and all residents of Centerbrook, Essex and Ivoryton are encouraged to get creative with their pumpkin carving.

In the past, the event had over 250 Jack-O-Lanterns decorating the Ivoryton Town Green with almost 1,500 people in attendance. There will also be the haunted library and entertainment provided by “The Federation”. Returning sponsors will be providing refreshments and kids’ activities.

Volunteers are needed to assist with registration, staging, serving refreshment, lighting pumpkins, haunted library supervision and participation, security and clean up. Please join us for a night of fun and fright.

We are also hosting a pumpkin carving party on Wed. Oct. 24th at the Essex Town Hall Auditorium– we need volunteers to carve pumpkins for our jack–o-lantern stroll. Pizza and light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Essex Park and Recreation if you would like to attend. recreation@essexct.gov

For more information about volunteering at the Pumpkin Festival please contact Mary Ellen Barnes, Town of Essex Program Manager 767-4340 x110.

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