posted 11/10/2020

Despite the challenges of Covid-19, the WHS students hosted a very successful walk/run and Virtual Pumpkin Patch event for Pumpkin Festival this year, raising over $6,000 for Camp Sunshine during the month of October.

Please congratulate the Pumpkin Festival Leadership team as they have worked diligently for the past two months to make this event happen.

The student leadership team consists of Caitlin LaValle, Jaqueline Liu, Shraddha Lulla, Jack Tomaso, Annie Kosowsky, Tally Zeller, Rebekah Jaffe, and Sophie Backer.

Thank you to all who participated in the run/walk and donated on behalf of the event. The Pumpkin Festival leadership team thanks you for your support!

posted 10/5/2020

Hi Weston Community,

We invite you to participate in Weston High School’s 15th annual (COVID-adapted) Pumpkin Festival in support of Camp Sunshine, a camp for terminally ill children in Casco, Maine!

While this event has previously been run as an in-person festival on the Town Green, due to COVID-19 town and state-wide restrictions and safety concerns, Camp Sunshine has made the decision that all of their events this fall will be encompassed into “Pumpkin Fest – The Great Pumpkin Run/Walk/Roll” that will be held virtually from October 18-25th.

To be a part of this, you can walk, run, or bike a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, or a marathon (cumulative over the entire week). You can also win prizes for the distance you walk, run, or bike, and how much you fundraise!

For more further instructions on how to participate and track your mileage: http://events.campsunshine.org/site/TR?fr_id=1510&pg=entry

We encourage you to donate to the WHS Pumpkin Festival Team on the Camp Sunshine page to support this great cause. Our fundraising page can be found here: http://events.campsunshine.org/site/TR/Marathons/General?team_id=4253&pg=team&fr_id=1510

Thank you all for your consideration and continued support of WHS and Camp Sunshine!


WHS Pumpkin Festival

All the best,
Erin McCarty
WHS Pumpkin Festival Advisor
English Teacher
Weston High School

Photos from the October 12, 2019 Pumpkin Festival

This annual October event on the Town Green raises money for Camp Sunshine, a camp in Maine for children suffering from life threatening illnesses.

Camp Sunshine, set on Lake Sebago, has the distinction of being the only program in the nation whose mission is to address the impact of a life threatening illness on every member of the immediate family – the ill child, the parents and the siblings.
Since its inception, Camp Sunshine has provided a haven for over 30,000 individuals from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. The money raised from the festival this past Sunday will allow many families to attend the retreat for one week.
Club Advisor Erin McCarty