McKean Elementary hosts famous pumpkin run

Posted on October 29, 2015, in Events, Lancer Life, Organizations

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There’s no better way to celebrate autumn than by decorating pumpkins and enjoying fall weather. It’s even better if you can do both at the same time.

That’s exactly what McKean Elementary School students did this week, as the school hosted their famous pumpkin run.

Each year during the last week of After-School Recreation, students run a one-mile course before heading to the picnic pavilion to decorate pumpkins while enjoying some sweet treats. A different grade level participates in the run each day.

This event, which has gone on for more than thirty years, is possible thanks to many community members and local businesses. Lee Wasielewski donates all the pumpkins, St. Francis Usher’s Club donates the juice and Tim Horton’s donates donuts.

Edinboro University and General McLane High School students also volunteer their time to help run the event.

The McKean Elementary After School Recreation program is designed to give students time with their classmates to play and explore many aspects of physical activity, games and sports. The program offers a wide variety of activities to keep students active and engaged in a slightly less structured environment. ASR is offered in the Fall and Spring and is geared to enhance their relationships and give students time outside of their school day to bond through new activities and games.

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