The City of Lakewood youth service organization, Help to Others (H2O), will co-sponsor the annual Pumpkin Palooza on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Lakewood High School, 14100 Franklin Boulevard. All proceeds will benefit the Lakewood Community Services Center and the Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation. Pumpkin Palooza is also presented by the City of Lakewood, Lakewood City Schools, Lakewood Public Library, Lakewood non-profit and civic organizations and Lakewood Early Childhood Professionals.
Pumpkin Palooza serves as the culmination of a citywide pumpkin-decorating challenge as well as a celebration of “Make A Difference Day” in Lakewood and will involve other Lakewood-based civic groups. “The Great Pumpkin Patch” will be filled with decorated pumpkins donated by various artists and organizations. Festival goers will have the opportunity to participate in a pumpkin raffle to win their favorite pumpkin. The “Harvest Moon Café” will feature pizza, baked goods and beverages. In Autumn Adventureland, there will be crafts, carnival games and a costume parade at 2:15 p.m. There will also be scary and not-so-scary storytelling in “Sleepy Hollow.”
Pumpkin Palooza is open to the public. Festival goers are asked to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to Lakewood Community Services Center and Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation. Tickets may be purchased for food, beverages, the pumpkin raffle and the various activities. Admission to Pumpkin Palooza is free.