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Family Pumpkin Party Proves a Winner
Around 300 people joined in the fun of Chiswick's homespun Family Pumpkin Party on the 30th OctoberAround 300 people joined in the fun of Chiswick’s homespun Family Pumpkin Party on the 30th October. There were ‘Pumpkin and Spoon’ races and ‘Pumpkin Skittles’ as well as fancy dress competitions – with some amazing creations from children and adults alike. Well done to Frankenstein - our over all winner.
Spiderman came along to be our resident strong man for the evening and many children challenged their strength against his ‘Pumpkin Iron’ bar. Others stood on our refurbished antique weighing scales to see whether they were heavier than our heaviest pumpkin!
The pumpkin soup was so tasty it disappeared before the end of the evening (next year we’ll make more) but there was plenty of mulled apple juice and cakes and biscuits to keep us going. We gave out recipes for people to take and try out cooking their own courgettes and pumpkins at home - happy cooking.
The world premiere of the ‘Red Barrows’ team of formation wheel -barrowers took place as the light was fading, to rounds of rapturous applause (and laughter). As darkness fell, and the camp fire flickered we lit everyone’s carved pumpkins and processed into the Conservatory to produce a spooky display whilst resident bats circled over our heads.
'The atmosphere was fantastic' said CHGT Community Gardener Karen Roberts who organised the activities. 'We will definitely make this part of our annual events calendar'.
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