Photo Gallery: Pumpkin Stroll and Soccer Contest

by beth on October 12, 2018

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Above: Southborough Rotary Club’s annual display always makes for a lot of happy carvers and viewers. This year, they also made the Food Pantry happy. (photos cropped from Facebook)

Two community organizations shared pictures and outcomes from events they held over Heritage Day weekend.

Last Sunday, Southborough residents braved the damp weather for the traditional viewing of pumpkins on the old stone wall. That is, until heavier rain came sending some families fleeing home. Heritage Day attendees were still able to enjoy the remains of the “Pumpkin Stroll” the next morning before most gourds were collected.

The 20th annual display was sponsored by Southborough Rotary Club. According to the club, over 175 pumpkins were on display this year.

Rotary donation to Southborough Food Pantry from Pumpkin StrollThey were also delighted to boast the results of their targeted collection drive for the Southborough Food Pantry at the event. It yielded 47 boxes of cereal, 29 cans of clam chowder, 2 gallons of apple cider, and 15 misc. food cans.

They offered their thanks to everyone who helped make this important contribution to the pantry possible.

I’m sharing pics that Rotary posted from drop off that afternoon through the lit display that night. But it’s a big gallery, so before we get to that . . .

For the third year, the town’s chapter of Knights of Columbus used the Columbus Day event to put on its Town level penalty kick contest. They asked me to share their wrap up:

The 2018 K of C Soccer Challenge was a huge success thanks to the Heritage Day Committee, the Knights of Columbus, Falconi Energy, friends, and of course the kids.

Nearly 40 kids participated and as these pictures show, a great time was had by all.

Knights of Columbus at HD 3 Knights of Columbus at HD 2 Knights of Columbus at HD 1

As I’ve previously posted, the winners get to move on to higher level competitions in the organizations’ international challenge. Good luck kids!

Now, here are pictures from Rotary with a couple of other sources’ pics peppered in. (Click thumbnails for photo credits) 

01 Pumpkins dropoff by Rotary club 02 Pumpkins drop off by Rotary club 03 Pumpkin drop off by Rotary club 04 Pumpkins drop off by Rotary club

05 Pumpkins drop off by Rotary club 06 Pumpkins drop off by Rotary club 08 Pumpkins drop off by Rotary club 08 Pumpkin Stroll lit display by Rotary Club

07 Pumpkins drop off by Rotary club 09 Pumpkins dropoff by Rotary club 09 Pumpkin Stroll in the dark by Rotary Club 12 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club

10 pumpkin stroll in the dark cropped from photo by Southborough Police Department 12 Pumpkin Stroll cropped from pic by Southborough Police Department 13 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club 14 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club

15 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club 16 Pumpkin Stroll lit display by Rotary Club 20 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club 22 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club

17 Pumpkin Stroll lit display by Rotary club 19 Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club 23 lit pumpkins by Julie Connelly 18 refreshments at the Pumpkin Stroll by Rotary club

Rotary may be posting more pics to its Facebook page soon. You can look for those here.

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