While Halloween is only one night long, some people get into the fun early. On Saturday, October 19th, the United Cerebral Palsy of Maine put on their 10th annual Pumpkins in the Park event at the Bangor Auditorium.
As Resource Development Coordinator Tish Pendergast explained, the event typically raises between $10,000 and $15,000 for UCP. All of the money goes back to the United Cerebral Palsy organization so that they can continue helping families in need.
As she explained, “The families, you know, they need support. They need a go to person like our case management services are so important because those case managers help find other services that people with disabilities need.”
The yearly event included bounce houses, face painting and a charity concert by Maine performer Rick Charette. Many children arrived in costume – and some adults even got into the act and enjoyed themselves! Several businesses also showed their support for United Cerebral Palsy with the children’s-themed carved pumpkins that they had on display.