‘Pa­rade of Pump­kins’ sup­ports fam­i­lies fight­ing can­cer

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - COMMUNITY -

Chesterbrook Academy El­e­men­tary School in West Ch­ester hosted its 13th an­nual Pa­rade of Pump­kins Oct. 21 which is or­ches­trated by third grade stu­dents and ben­e­fits Bring­ing Hope Home, a Penn­syl­va­nia-based or­ga­ni­za­tion that sup­ports fam­i­lies fight­ing can­cer.

From Oct. 17-21, stu­dents sold pump­kins for $10 from High­land Or­chards, a lo­cal West Ch­ester farm and mar­ket. Stu­dents and their par­ents carved their pump­kins into fes­tive jack-o-lanterns and lined them along the play­ground for the Oct. 21 event at which stu­dents sold hot dogs, soft pret­zels, hot choco­late and glow bracelets. All pro­ceeds were do­nated to Bring­ing Hope Home.

Bring­ing Hope Home is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that pro­vides “un­ex­pected amaz­ing­ness” to lo­cal fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer through fi­nan­cial and emo­tional sup­port. Through its Light of Hope Fam­ily Grant Pro­gram, Bring­ing Hope Home of­fers grants to pay es­sen­tial house­hold bills for fam­i­lies with can­cer in Greater Philadelphia. To learn more, visit www. bring­inghope­home.org.

At the Pa­rade of Pump­kins event are stu­dents (from left) Annabella Vitelli, Lara Port­ner, Lil­iana Pagano, Jesse Costa­las, Veron­ica Muir and Meghan Ehrlich.

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