St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
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Ben Palladino at (203) 271-3939
St. Peter’s Church to Hold Community Pumpkin Fest
Cheshire, CT. . . . .St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, which for several years has been nicknamed the “pumpkin church,” because of its pumpkin sales, is expanding those sales with a festival open to the entire community. It will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 (rain date is Sunday the 14th) at the church grounds, located at 59 Main Street in the center of Cheshire, across from Cheshire Academy. The hours are 11 am to 5 pm.
Festival Chairman, Ben Palladino, said, “We looked at the success of the pumpkin sales that benefit the youth group’s charities, and decided that it was a great foundation on which to build a pumpkin themed festival open not only to church members but also to the entire town and surrounding communities. All of the activities are family oriented and I hope everyone turns out for a last chance at some great food, pumpkin sales and outdoor fun before the chill of winter and the holiday frenzy set in.”
The festival will include food and activities for everyone. Children (12 and under) are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes as there will be a costume parade with prizes. For the little ones there are bounce houses, fall-themed games and races with mini pumpkin prizes as well as a fire department truck to climb. For children of all ages, in addition to a DJ, there will be various kinds of vocal performances, including high school singers, and a live dance performance. From 11 am to 4 pm a professional photographer will be available for family photos, just in time for holiday cards. In addition to the pumpkin sales there will be pumpkin decorating. Inside the church will be an art show and sale and St. Peter’s own “Antiques Roadshow.” An appraiser will be on site from 1-3 pm. The appraisal fee is $5.00 for one item and $10.00 for up to four items.
The Festival will include food options, including pizza from Grand Apizza, an ice cream truck, popcorn, sweet treats from the Cocoa Shack and coffee from the Steaming Bean. Burgers, hot dogs and fried dough, as well as cold beverages, will also be available for sale. There will also be a fall themed bake-sale. Tables and chairs will be available to sit and eat.
There will be plenty of free parking both at and near the church. The church regrets that it cannot accept debit or credit cards and asks everyone to be considerate of others and leave pets at home.