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 9 anytime between 2:00pm and 6:00pm. (Please wear a mask when dropping off your pumpkins.) Pumpkins will be displayed in the grassy area in front of the building's parking lot, facing Route 10, and will be illuminated on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, October 9 through 11.
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."
- Sunday, October 4 - National 4-H Week begins
- Wednesday, October 7 - Participants notify the Extension office with approximately how many pumpkins they plan to bring
- Friday, October 9, 2pm to 6pm - Carved pumpkins are dropped-off to Extension staff members in front of the nursing home
- Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 9-11 - Pumpkins are illuminated
- Please note, pumpkins will be disposed of after the event.
*4-H families needing a donated pumpkin are encouraged to contact Donna Lee.