The most adorable stampede imaginable stomped through the Africare House grounds on October 24. Africare’s annual Fall Pumpkin Patch Festival hosted a shark, a lion, a rabbit, a fairy, a pirate and many more. Luckily all of them were shorter than four feet tall.
On the Friday before Halloween, day care centers and elementary schools in Washington, D.C.’s Shaw neighborhood were invited to bring children to Africare House for fun, games, music, snacks, crafts, free pumpkins, and just a good ol’ fashioned opportunity to run around using up energy.
Now in its third year, the Fall Pumpkin Patch is an enjoyable tradition for Africare Headquarters staff, who appreciate the chance to stay connected to our neighbors and to maybe do some hula-hooping if the feeling strikes them.
Africare purchased the Africare House building in the 1980s at auction after the public school that had used the building, Mavis Elementary, shut down, and one guest at this year’s Pumpkin Patch was a former Mavis Elementary student!
Thanks to everyone who participated. We hope you all had safe and fun Halloweens, and we hope to see you again next year!