The Hunger Games, Super Mario, Mickey Mouse, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, The Little Mermaid and the beloved Dr. Santo Barbarino were among the images that burned bright in the darkness Saturday night in Lynbrook.
Lynbrook High School hosted its annual Night of Pumpkins on Oct. 20. Once again, talented Lynbrook students belonging to the National Art Honor Society created more than 100 magnificent jack-o-lanterns, which were displayed throughout the high school sports field. Onlookers could not only marvel at the glowing creations but they could also purchase them. Within the first hour all of the pumpkins sold out.
The event also featured a pie-eating contest, mummy-wrapping, face-painting, kids crafts, a screening of the Charlie Brown Halloween special, raffles and treats prepared by the Culinary Arts Club under the direction of advisor Lauren Reganato. The night raised $3,700, which will be donated to the Dr. Barbarino Scholarhship Fund recently created in honor of the late Lynbrook schools leader, who passed away suddenly in late August.
The art honor students organized the entire event with help from the art department including Chairperson Vincent Lentini and their advisor Michael Kunz. The NAHS members met early Saturday morning and spent more than five hours carving the pumpkins.
“This event was a tremendous success,” said Lentini. “We were very proud of what the NAHS members were able to accomplish.”
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