Our elementary school runs a fabulous fundraiser called Pumpkin Patch.
This has evolved over the years into a major PTA effort and yields in the neighborhood of $35,000 profit for the school.
Yes, really. In one 5-hour Saturday.
This year I was in charge of Big Kids Games out on the blacktop – a collection of 12 or so games intended to appeal to the older crowd. Little Kids Games are in the gym.
This is Pumpkin Pop, a board with balloons that are popped with a real dart.
Pumpkin Football was a real hit. As you guessed, you need to put the football through the hole.
This was the biggest hit: Pumpkin Pitch. A radar gun tracks the speed of baseballs thrown against this backstop. One 15-year-old boy spent more than 20 minutes at this game alone.
In addition to the game areas, there are bouncy slides, a Running Scared Obstacle Course through the playground, a giant Hay Maze, a Haunted House, Little Tykes Village, and of course:
A bake sale, that sold out in 2 hours flat.
I just love the fall (especially when the weather cooperates)! What types of activities do you do in your community?