4-H Carved Pumpkin Display

Celebrating Our Most Isolated Community Members

Carved Pumpkin Display - photo from 2020

As a way to do something special for some of our community's most isolated members, Grafton County 4-H is hosting a Carved Pumpkin Display in front of the Grafton County Nursing Home.  We invite 4-H members, their families, and nursing home residents to provide* carved pumpkins for us to illuminate and display as part of our National 4-H Week celebration.  (Parents/guardians are encouraged to participate!)

We look forward to receiving pumpkins carved with a variety of themes, from traditional Halloween designs, to National 4-H Week themed artwork, and everything in between.  We will accept carved pumpkins in the front parking lot of the nursing home on Friday, October 1, 2021 anytime between 2:00pm and 6:00pm.  Pumpkins will be displayed in front of the building, facing Route 10, and will be illuminated on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, October 1 through 3.

The nursing home's Activities Department staff have offered to accompany residents out to see the pumpkins during the display. 

"This event has the opportunity to celebrate National 4-H Week, show the public some creative artwork, and bring a smile to the faces of our friends at the nursing home whom we've been unable to visit.  With the help of a lot of 4-H families, this display has the potential to brighten spirits across the community."  


  • Wednesday, September 29 – As a courtesy, participants let Donna Lee know how many pumpkins they plan to bring
  • Friday, October 1, 2pm to 6pm - Carved pumpkins are dropped-off to Extension staff members in front of the nursing home
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 1-3 - Pumpkins are illuminated
    • Please note, pumpkins will be disposed of after the event.
  • Sunday, October 3 - National 4-H Week begins

*4-H families needing a donated pumpkin are encouraged to contact Donna Lee.

Carved Pumpkin - with 4-H Clover on it