GRAND PUMPKIN CELEBRATION SET FOR OCT 4
The Altru Family YMCA Pumpkins for Parkinson’s Grand Pumpkin Growing contest/fund raiser will host a Weigh-in Celebration on Wednesday, October 4, at the Altru Family YMCA, between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.
An awards ceremony will be held at 11:45 am.
Eight teams have been nourishing special pumpkins over the summer, which are expected to grow up to 500 lbs. or more. Teams have been seeking per-pound or one-time pledges. All teams have ramped up for the final two-week pledge drive. In 2016, the winning pumpkin weighed 641 pounds.
Funds raised in 2017 will be applied toward advanced Rock Steady Boxing and PWR! training, additional specialized equipment, transportation costs, and financial scholarships.
The general public is invited to come out and view the pumpkins, enjoy food provided by Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, and visit with some of our Parkinson Wellness Recovery participants and staff. Pledges are being accepted by teams, at the YMCA, by phone, by mail and online. For details, visit www.gfymca.org.
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