All students at Perryville Elementary School got to pick out their own pumpkins to decorate this fall, thanks to a family’s generous donation of 300 pumpkins Monday morning.
The couple, who want to stay anonymous, brought the pumpkins and set them all out in rows next to the school building so the children could easily walk between them and choose their favorite shape.
When it was time for the kindergartners to pick their pumpkins, students in the fifth grade paired up with each child and carried their selections back into the classroom, because many of the gourds weighed about as much as the younger kids. Then, the older students got to come out again for their own fun.
A school secretary said the family has donated pumpkins before, but this was the first year everyone in the school got one.
Robin Hartfirstname.lastname@example.org Demetrius Cocanhougher scans over a crop of pumpkins that was delivered to Perryville Elementary School on Monday.
Robin Hartemail@example.com Students at Perryville Elementary School have several different reactions after being able to choose their own pumpkin.
Robin Hartfirstname.lastname@example.org Bailey Bays is all smiles after choosing the perfect pumpkin.
Robin Hartemail@example.com Fifth grade students at Perryville Elementary School assist kindergarteners in choosing their pumpkins Monday afternoon. Some of the pumpkins weighed as much as the younger kids.
Robin Hartfirstname.lastname@example.org After helping the kindergarten students pick out and carry their pumpkins into their classroom, the older students had the opportunity to spread out and find their own pumpkins.
Robin Hartemail@example.com Taylor Kirkland seems pleased with the large pumpkin she found.
Robin Hartfirstname.lastname@example.org Ethan Milburn finds that resting his heavy pumpkin on his head it better than trying to carry it in his arms.
Robin Hartemail@example.com Kyleigh Dedman drags her pumpkin toward the school Monday afternoon after realizing it was too heavy for her to pick it up and carry.
Robin Hartfirstname.lastname@example.org Kyleigh Dedman struggles with her large pumpkin after selecting what she saw as the perfect one.