“I’m so glad that I saw it on Facebook. With COVID it seems like there is nothing to do and I was so excited to see this event was happening,” says the mother of three-year-old Jonas Ursini.
Jonas, along with his mom and dad, enjoyed a chilly but sunny afternoon, creating a pumpkin for Halloween on the lawn of the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre Saturday.
About 30 families at physically distanced tables, painted, carved and decorated pumpkins donated by Warner Ranch and Pumpkin Farm. According to Aimee Medina, the Centre’s marketing coordinator, the event got off to a slow start because of the weather, but was soon busy with parents and children adorning their creations with multitudes of paint, glitter and stickers.
The event was free but the Pumphouse was taking donations to help the centre run these types of programs, and to inspire kids and adults to get into the season by encouraging them to be creative.
Additional programs can be discovered at niagarapumphouse.ca or their Facebook page.