Volunteers Needed for Barrhead Community Pumpkin Walk 2017

Dear Chamber Members, Businesses & Professional Groups:

We are excited to begin planning the eleventh annual Pumpkin Walk. With the great success of last year’s event, we are pleased to announce that will be moving the Pumpkin Walk to the Agrena Sports Grounds. With the support of the Town of Barrhead, we feel that this new location will allow us to accommodate our continued growth. We are looking for support from the community in planning and hosting this event. We will be hosting an organizational meeting on Thursday, October 5th, from 10:00am to 11:00am at the Agrena Multi-Purpose Room. We encourage all interested parties to attend.

This year’s Pumpkin Walk will be running Friday, October, 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be a fireworks exhibition starting around 8:30pm. This year’s event will include:

  • Barrhead Elementary School parade of 600 pumpkins carved by local students.
  • 50 pumpkins carved by Barrhead Composite High School pumpkin carving contest.
  • Hot Dogs and Hot chocolate
  • Footwork’s Spooky Dancers
  • Firework Display
  • Booths and Treats for all the attendees

The Pumpkin Walk organizing committee is looking for support and participation in hosting this wonderful community event. We are looking for business or community organizations to help by:

  1. Working with the planning committee to assist in hosting this event. If you or your groups are interested in helping out please attend the organizational meeting on October 5th, 2017 or contact Brian Lamha at (780) 674-5510.
  2. Set-up a booth along the path. The cost will be $100.00 per booth. This includes a spot for your booth, a place on the sport ground fence to hang your banner and a double sized business card ad in the Leader that will run from October 13th – 31st. Each business will be responsible for the setup, decorating and clean-up of their booth. Each business is responsible for providing treats to hand out. We had around 3,500 attendees last year.
  3. Purchasing advertising by having banners placed along the fencing of the Agrena Sports Grounds during the Pumpkin Walk. Banners must be provided by, and are the responsibility of their owner. The cost of advertising is $100.00, which includes a business card ad in our center page advertising in the Leader.
  4. Donation over $50.00 to our fireworks exhibition, you will get a business card sized ad that again will run from Oct 17th – 31st.

The Pumpkin Walk Committee will use the money to help cover the costs for pumpkins, fireworks and advertising. The Co-op will cover any shortfalls in revenue. If there is a surplus it will be donated to the local food bank on behalf of the businesses that participated. We encourage any business or group interested in ensuring this event is a continued success, to assist in the above mentioned manners.

Admission to the event from the public will be a donation to the food bank. Where will be drop off sites for collection of food near the entrance. An air horn will blast to start at 6:30pm and a warning blast will go off 10 minutes before fireworks. Booths will be closed at 8:30pm.
At 8:15pm people will be directed to the viewing area.

A map will be given to each participant by October 23rd showing the location of all booths. There will be markers on the course at your location.
Booths can be set up between 11:00am and 6:00pm October 27th. No vehicles will be allowed to be driven on the site after 6:00pm for safety reasons. Clean-up will start at 9:00pm as soon as the kids leave the area. Each booth is allowed only one vehicle on the sport fields to transport your supplies. Vehicles will enter from the double gate on the east side of the sports grounds. Vehicles can be parked at your booth to allow you to tear down your display at closing. Please do not move your vehicle on the course until all children have left. Remember the point of this event is to create a safe environment for children.

Purchasing of a booth or advertising must be done by October 24th, 2017.This payment can be made to the Pembina West Co-op. You can drop your payment off at the Administration office in the food store. Please mark your payment as “Pumpkin Walk”

We would like to thank you for your support in advance. Working together as a community will ensure the success of this year’s event.

Brian Lamha
Pembina West Co-op
(780) 674-5510

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