Number of Participants: 50
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $423
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: October 31, 2018
Creativity, imagination and teamwork were the ingredients needed to fulfill an annual family pumpkin-decorating tradition at West Islip’s Paul J. Bellew Elementary School.
In the event’s 11th year, a record number of pumpkins were decorated by Bellew families and put on display in the main lobby. Students voted for their pumpkin favorites by donating a handful of change; favorites included gourds decorated as a McDonalds cheeseburger meal and the Fortnite treasure chest and unicorn. The accumulated donated funds will be used to help local families in need this holiday season.
“This tradition is a super way to bring families together for an at-home activity that can be shared with our whole school community,” said Principal Rhonda Pratt. “The families went to town decorating and creating pumpkin masterpieces.”
DSC_0006, DSC_0007, DSC_0013: A record number of pumpkins were decorated by families and put on display in the main lobby for students to vote on at West Islip’s Paul J. Bellew Elementary School.
Photos courtesy of the West Islip School District