Another Successful Pumpkin Parade
Did you go to East Lynn Park on Friday night for the Pumpkin Parade? Whether you did or not, here are some beautiful shots from a blog reader, Christopher Ringland, to give you a sense of how spectacular it was. It is truly amazing to see what some of you are able to create with your pumpkins. (Especially for people like me, who was impressed with myself for doing a round nose instead of a triangle nose this year.)
Many thanks to DECA volunteer and east end blogger Sarah Kiriliuk for organizing this year’s Pumpkin Parade (check out her blog at http://eastendpioneer.ca), and to Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon and her office for sponsoring the event and helping us navigate the City requirements. Also, thanks to the many volunteers who did the heavy lifting at the end of the night to clean up the pumpkins and to the Parks team who came and picked up the bins-o-jack-o-lanterns this morning (in the rain!).
Last but not least, thanks to the many, many, many people who gave up a Friday evening to come to the park with their pumpkins. The place was hopping, and it was a great reminder that a chilly, damp, dark park can come alive just like that when the community comes to together to light it up.
Save the Date!
DECA’s next event will be our Cocktail Party and Annual General Meeting, which will be at Hirut on November 18, 2013 from 6:30-9:30pm. More details to come soon.