On Sunday, October 22, 2023, from 11am to 5:00pm, Van Syckle Kia presents UCP of Maine’s 21st Annual Pumpkins in the Park. This event is held at the Anah Shriner’s building located on 1404 Broadway in Bangor. Andrew Lohman, Pumpkins in the Park Chair, recently shared “We are extremely excited to be back in person again this year for our 21st annual Pumpkins in the Park fundraiser. This year we will be opening the doors an hour early, at 11:00am, with a sensory-friendly environment until Noon for individuals who would like to attend. During this time we will have low music playing and the lights on.”
Pumpkins in the Park is an indoor community Halloween event for the entire family. This year’s theme is Hooked on Books; attendees are encouraged to come in their Halloween costumes. At the event, attendees will enjoy warm and safe trick-or-treating at business-sponsored pumpkin patches, with hundreds of glowing jack o’lanterns carved by area youth and business groups. Along with trick-or-treating, the event will feature face painting, prizes, bounce house (weather permitting), concessions, and much more! Any business interested in sponsoring can contact Andrew Lohman at 941-2952 ext. 233.
Pumpkins in the Park is a cash-only event with admission of $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family. Children 3 years old and under are free! Presale will-call tickets to avoid ticket lines the day of the event are available by contacting Brenda Wilson-Denning at 941-2952 ext. 308, or stopping by UCP of Maine at 700 Mt. Hope Ave Suite 320. Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit UCP of Maine in supporting the needs of children and adults with physical, intellectual and mental health needs in the community.