‘Parade of Pumpkins’ supports families fighting cancer
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.