Friday, 2 November 2012

1st Annual Pumpkin Parade!

Last night's Pumpkin Parade was tremendous fun! 

We had a fabulous time meeting all of the families who came, and thank all for braving the damp, chilly weather to light up the night. We saw some fantastic pumpkins!

Despite the weather, many families stayed long after they had seen the displays to strike up conversations and get to know one another. 

Passersby came in from St. Clair and out from the Community Centre to admire the pumpkins, TTC drivers paused in the Lansdowne turnaround to check out the action, and the kids (and a few dogs!) struck up instant friendships. 

We're particularly thankful to all who told us that they usually attend one of the larger, more established parades, but that they live near Earlscourt Park and wanted to support an event closer to home. And that they'll be back next year.

We heard many families tell us about how important community events are, and how they look forward to seeing more in Earlscourt. 

We hear you loud and clear, and will be working with our City Councillor to plan an event for the Spring.  

In the meantime - we're already looking forward to next year's Parade!

Special thanks to our volunteers for all of their help, and to Solid Waste for collecting the pumpkins afterwards!

1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic display of creativity and community spirit! A big thank to all who helped and brought this wonderful pumpkin parade to our neighbourhood. My family will be adding this to our Fall Traditions!