A number of parents could be seen hauling carts filled with pumpkins to their cars Saturday, near the intersection of Fifth and Harmon avenues.
If that didn't give an indication of the success of the annual "Pumpkin Festival, 5K Race, Family Fun Run," the tired look on the faces of the event’s volunteers did.
“Things were supposed to have ended 45 minutes ago and there are still people here,” said Aisling Bier, one of festival’s organizers. “So yes, I think we did very well.”
The Pumpkin Festival is fundraiser for the . The Children’s Center, which is based out of the Richard J. Daronco Town House, is a nonprofit organization that provides affordable, early child care and educational opportunities for local families. It was started by the Junior League of Pelham more than 40 years ago, according to Bier.
A 5K race and children’s run kicked the festival off. Other activities included a pumpkin and mum sale; children’s games and activities; a ‘name your price’ used book sale; raffles; and a musical performance by Zev Haber and Pretzelstein.
in New Rochelle donated food for the center to sell at the event while businesses such as Provisions, Wise Hardware, Modell’s,,, Target, Barnes and Noble, and Williams-Sonoma donated items for the raffle.
The event also coincided with the Pelham Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Street Fair,”which lined Fifth Avenue with a horde of tables manned by various local businesses, vendors and civic organizations.
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