NEWS RELEASE: Chittenango Lions Club CONTACT: Warren "Pat" Jerome 687-9585
DATE OF RELEASE: November 5, 2007 TOPIC: "Pumpkin Painting"




      It was the annual "Erie Halloween" at the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum on October 28th. The museum staff arranged a fun day for children as a lead up to Halloween. For many years the Chittenango Lions have taken part by sponsoring a "Pumpkin Painting Project". The Lions provided 125 pumpkins, face painting supplies and supervision. There are no prizes, but each child may keep his/her pumpkin.
      The day prior to the event several Lions transported the 125 pumpkins from the Durfee farm to the CLCBM, clean them and make them ready for the next day. This year the Chittenango Lions who took part that weekend were: co-chair Buck LeMessurier and Lee Finkle, Pat and Louise Jerome, Nelson and Maureen Smith, Steve Waite, Linda Llewellyn and Greg Ellstrom.

Cleaning Before Decorating: L-R Lions Nelson Smith, Lee Finkle, and Greg Ellstrom clean 125 pumpkins the day before "Erie Halloween" getting them ready for decorating by the children.

Pumpkin Decorating Day: October 28 was the Chittenango Lions Pumpkin Decorating Day at the Canal Museum. Pictured above in costume is Karly Wright.