Using paint, glue, googly eyes and loads of imagination, Jacksonwald students today transformed pumpkins into their favorite storybook characters thanks to a fall wonderland that teachers and parent volunteers created on the lawn of the baseball field. Rolling up their sleeves and studying the covers of books they had brought along, students crafted their pumpkins into their most favorite storybook characters such as, "Pete the Cat," "The Rainbow Fish," "Captain Underpants," or "The Cat in the Hat."
Each elementary school is doing their own take on the same project with Owatin Creek and Lorane students transforming pumpkins into characters at home and sending in photos to school. Jacksonwald principal, Mr. Matt Hathaway, however, thought the project might be fun to tackle at school so that every student had the opportunity to participate, and so that students had an incentive and reward for their good behavior throughout the month. Once decorated, the pumpkins will stay at school to dry and will eventually line the route that students walk along during their Halloween parade on Monday.