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LHS National Art Honor Society Holds Third Annual Pumpkin Blaze

Proceeds from the event benefited Island Harvest.

TheNational Art Honor Society (NAHS) put their artistic talents to work for charity at the Third Annual Pumpkin Blaze Saturday.

The NAHS members gathered early in the morning to carve over 200 pumpkins into works of art. Later that evening, they lit their one-of-a-kind jack-o-lantern sculptures, setting the high school gymnasium aglow for all to enjoy.

Among the celebrity likenesses that appeared on the glowing pumpkins were Cinderella, Scooby Doo, Mickey Mouse, Superintendent Dr. Santo Barbarino and Assistant Superintendent Gerard Beleckas. Students worked under the direction of Art Honor Society advisors Michael Kunz and Vincent Lentini.

Children were invited to come in costume. There was face painting, pumpkin decorating, mummy wrapping and scarecrow stuffing, a Halloween movie theater, raffles and more.

Halloween treats were artfully prepared by the Culinary Arts Club, who worked under the direction of advisor Lauren Reganato. Pumpkins were available for sale at the end of the evening. The event raised over $1,700 for Island Harvest.

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