Number of Participants: 27
Hours Donated: 10
Value of Time Served: $2,282
Event Type: Civic & Community
Date: November 26, 2019
More than 1,200 community members attended Lynbrook High School’s annual Night of the Pumpkins event on Oct. 26. Now in its tenth year, the special event is hosted by Lynbrook High School’s National Art Honor Society and adviser Michael Kunz to raise money for charitable causes and the National Art Honor Society. With generous support from the Lynbrook community, members raised more than $7,400 for the Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation and the National Art Honor Society.
Leading up to the anticipated event, honor society members worked diligently to carve more than 150 pumpkins which were available for purchase during the event. In addition to buying pumpkins, attendees enjoyed a craft table, photo booth, a Halloween toss, movies, a prize giveaway and more. Night of the Pumpkin T-shirts were sold while members from other LHS clubs and organizations such as the culinary arts club, environmental club, gay-straight alliance, Japanese club and virtual enterprise also participated in the event.
“What makes this event so special each year is the amount of work the NAHS students put into it,” said Mr. Kunz. “They focus on every detail, from the pumpkins they carve, to the custom signs they design for the men’s and women’s rooms. All 54 members have a job to do and they do them so well. In addition, the support from the community is what makes the event so successful! We are so grateful that they come out to support our event each and every year!”