Pumpkin Sale raises more than $2,000 for Town Square Phase II

Sorauren Park Pumpkin Sale volunteer crew

The pumpkin crew and friends

Despite wild weather (two years in a row now), the neighbourhood came out for the annual Pumpkin Sale on Oct. 26 in support of Sorauren Park and the Town Square project.

More than $2,000 was raised, representing 100% of proceeds from the sale. The pumpkins once again were generously purchased and donated by Chander Chaddah, broker, Sutton Group Associates, and Joanna Lang, residential mortgage manager, Scotiabank.

This is the sixth year Chander and Joanna have run the Pumpkin Sale, raising well over $14,000 to date, all donated to the park.

Chander and Joanna’s volunteer crew also braved the weather to provide hot cider and an excellent pumpkin-washing service. Great job!

Phase 1 Town Square construction was scheduled to start Nov. 11. It includes grading the land, doubling the tree canopy (new trees to be planted spring 2014), permeable pavers, upgrading the Park’s electrical service and laying conduit for new lighting and “event bollards.”

Phase 2 is required for other items on the plan, including a bake oven, more park furniture and the sculptural pergola linking the Fieldhouse and the old linseed oil factory (and future community centre). Click here to make a tax-deductible donation!

Washing pumpkins at the pumpkin sale

The pumpkin washing station with nature-supplied water source

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