Halloween Fun with Lakes Park’s Volunteers

Our Lakes Park Ambassadors really get into the spirit of Halloween fun. This year was no exception!

“Volunteering at the polls” was a popular assignment for Scarecrows in the Park, a free attraction at the Lakes Park Fall Festival. This year, more than 14,000 votes were cast in the People’s Choice competition, exceeding 2018’s vote count by more than 3,000.  We credit our volunteer Scarecrows Ambassadors with encouraging the crowds to get out there and vote!  Here they are, hard at work… or is it play?  You decide!

 

Halloween fun - Volunteer Scarecrows in the Park Ambassadors

A trio of students from FGCU served the first Sunday night of the competition.

 

Halloween fun  - Volunteer Scarecrows in the Park Ambassador

Armed with a bucket of voting chips and ready for duty!

 

Volunteer Scarecrows in the Park Ambassadors

Some volunteers really got into the spirit of the event… costumes highly encouraged!

 

Volunteer Scarecrows in the Park Ambassador

Foundation Board Secretary, volunteer manager, Scarecrows in the Park site manager… the contributions of Kathy Busick are inestimable.

 

Volunteer Scarecrows in the Park Ambassadors

Rodrigo and Jenna liked working the polls so much, they kept coming back! Thank you to some of our most favorite FGCU students – we hope you had fun!

NOT TO BE OUTDONE, the Community Garden demonstrated the spirit of the Fall Festival with a little decorative Halloween fun of their own.  The Steering Committee hosted a “Plant Your Garden Day” event on October 5th for all returning and new Community Gardeners.  It was a fun day with new soil and compost, new veggie babies for sale, and lots of helping hands and coaching for those new to the experience.  Check out the fun!

Halloween in the Community Garden at Lakes Park

Ghosts just hangin around in the shade at the Lakes Park Community Garden

 

Plant Your Garden Day in the Lakes Park Community Garden

Gardeners refreshing the soil in their beds at the Lakes Park Community Garden

 

Plant Your Garden Day at the Lakes Park Community Gardne

The Steering Committee offered “veggie babies” – seedling plants they nurtured by hand over the summer to help the gardeners get a head start growing their own food

 

Scarecrow in the Community Garden at Lakes Park

The resident Community Garden scarecrow has outfits for all seasons and occasions.

 

Community Garden at Lakes Park

Something slithery this way comes… festive decorations in one of the beds at the Lakes Park Community Garden

 

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