Sharon church drops pumpkins for charity

The Great Pumpkin Drop in Sharon raises money for a community food bank

SHARON, Pa. (WKBN) – Every drop is a donation. It’s called The Great Pumpkin Drop, hosted by Covenant Presbyterian Church in Sharon.

One of the organizers, Paul McSherry, says they started to think of ideas for fundraisers and around fall time, a lot of people don’t know what to do with their pumpkins.

“We thought, why don’t we have a pumpkin drop? Throw them off the parking garage, hit a bulls eye, have people pay money to drop their pumpkins off and then we can raise money for the food warehouse,” he said.

It’s a fun way for the church to give back.

McSherry says there are people in the community who need food, so he hopes the event receives a lot of support. He hopes it becomes an annual event.

Kathy Shaffer and her daughter made a donation to drop a pumpkin. When she heard about the event, she couldn’t wait to take part.

“I thought it was a great idea for a food drive,” Shaffer said. “Also, who doesn’t want to throw pumpkins off a parking garage?”

People brought their old pumpkins and donated either $5 cash or five cans.

If participants didn’t bring a pumpkin, they could purchase some for a small charge. All of the proceeds went to the Community Food Warehouse and Primary Health Network.


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