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October 16th, 2013

Kindness at the Newtown Pumpkin Festival!

Headshot: Joel Bacon
Joel Bacon

Pumpkin Creativity!pumpkin logo

On 10/12, thousands of people from Newtown and surrounding towns came together for the 1st Annual Newtown Pumpkin Festival!  It was a great showing of vendors, foundations, food, bands, and most importantly – PUMPKINS!  People carved their pumpkins and brought them in for a 600pm lighting which was displayed for everyone on the Fairfield Hills grounds.  An overall amazing day for volunteers and participants alike.

Newtown Kindness represented with one of the largest productions to discuss our two pillar programs, The Second Annual Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Awards and Charlotte’s Litter.  We had over 300 children take ‘The Kindness Pledge’, receive their kindness sticker, then take a free spin on The Kindness Wheel!  Free candy was available for all kids thanks to our sponsors, Nestle and Hershey.  The kids also received free entry into our Kindness Raffle…so we were the lucky ones when we created smiles as we delivered prizes, including bikes, for local kids following the event.  NK also represented with a free lollipop game for all of the children — more CANDY and more PRIZES!  We are just getting geared up for Halloween.

Also in attendance was The Alternate Routes, singing their new song to support Newtown Kindness, ‘Nothing More’!  Check it out here:

Kids, smiles, and kindness inspiration for everyone involved.  Another fun event in Newtown as our kids lead the way in delivering kindness and encouraging others!

Headshot: Joel Bacon

Joel Bacon

Joel is the father of two children, Guy and Charlotte, and husband to JoAnn. Joel is a Sr. Project Manager in Development & Engineering for ASML based in Wilton, CT. Education: PhD in Physics from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry from Gordon University. In his spare time, Joel enjoys trail running, hiking, and gardening. Joel’s favorite things to do with both Charlotte and Guy were attending family classes at Tae Kwon Do and working on small engineering projects around the house.