Chewelah may be the poorest town in Washington State, but this community has spirit!
In their second attempt to break a Guinness World Record, residents of Chewelah and the surrounding area gathered this evening in the Chewelah City Park, carved pumpkins in tow.
Excited to participate in Light Up the Park Chewelah, my kids spent the morning designing, cleaning, and carving pumpkins. Oh yes, and climbing into them. Altogether we prepared six pumpkins to bring to the Chewelah Park.
Many thanks to Dad for keeping Brynna from eating pumpkin seeds (there’s that multi-generational living thing in action again!)
We loaded up the bus, and drove them into Chewelah (about 15 minutes from the farm.) Unloading took some effort, especially our two large pumpkins.
Once we go the pumpkins checked in, the kids and I walked around the park, admiring the creativity.
Of course, we had to find our pumpkins. The two big ones in this pic, and one of the little ones is ours. The other three are scattered around the line a bit.
Since Owen is still recovering from surgery, and it was cold out, we unfortunately couldn’t stay for the whole event. The last update on Facebook was that they had over 1900 pumpkins, which I’m pretty sure breaks the record.
How exciting–if they did break the record, Chewelah will be in the books for something besides its economic condition.
Way to go!