Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 1, 2005
It will take 30,000 Jack-0-Lanterns to break the Guinness World Record, but that is exactly what apparel company Life is goodÂ® hopes to do at BostonÂs 3rd Annual Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival. The challenge to beat the World Record, held by the town of Keene, New Hampshire, will take place on Saturday, October 22, 2005 on Boston Common.
Life is goodÂ®, a lifestyle and apparel company dedicated to spreading the philosophy of Âdo what you like, like what you doÂ will host BostonÂs 2005 Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The event will run from noon Â 8 p.m. and is produced in partnership with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department.
The Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival will feature festival activities suitable for all age groups. In addition to jack-o-lanterns, festival-goers will find great food, live bands and entertainment, a pie eating contest, a costume parade, face painting, magic shows, carving contests, and the Gargantuan Gourds Guessing Game.
ÂLife is goodÂ® festivals are our way of giving back to the community. The money we raise goes directly to helping children who face challenges most of us could never dream of,Â said Bert Jacobs, co-founder of Life is goodÂ®. ÂThe Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival is one way we can help make a difference. We want to encourage everyone to come down to the Common, bring a carved pumpkin, and help us break the world record while raising money for Camp Sunshine.Â
Children and those young at heart are invited to dress in their favorite Halloween costume and march in the costume parade. The parade will begin at 3 p.m. from the Visitor Information Center and will wind around the Common, finishing up at the main stage.
ÂWe are thrilled once again to be part of the Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival. The money raised from last yearÂs event allowed Camp Sunshine to provide more than 65 children and their families with the opportunity to spend some time together as a family, away from their illnesses and the routine of their daily lives,Â said Matt Hoidal, executive director of Camp Sunshine. ÂSince its inception in 1984, Camp Sunshine has always been free to all families. With the help of Life is goodÂ® and BostonÂs 2005 Pumpkin Festival, we are able to continue helping the many families who need our support.Â
BostonÂs 2005 Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival is free of charge. All festival-goers are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin and a votive candle or a pumpkin to carve at the Common. An estimated 30,000 lit jack-o-lanterns will be needed to help Life is goodÂ® and Camp Sunshine smash the current world record of 28,952 held by the town of Keene, New Hampshire.
Sponsors for the 2005 Life is goodÂ® Pumpkin Festival include WBOS 92.9 FM and WCVB-TV, Channel 5.
For more information on the Life is GoodÂ® Pumpkin Festival 2005, please visit http://www.lifeisgood.com or call the Boston Parks and Recreation Department at 617-635-4505.
About Life is good, Inc.Â®
Life is goodÂ®, based in Boston, MA, spreads a fresh outlook on life with its colorful collection of apparel, its quality accessories, and its optimistic cultural hero with the huge smile, Jake. For more information on Life is goodÂ®, please visit http://www.lifeisgood.com
About Camp Sunshine
Camp Sunshine is a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Through corporate, foundation and individual donations, Camp Sunshine offers its program at no cost to all families. For more information on Camp Sunshine, visit http://www.campsunshine.org or call 207-665-3800.
About the Boston Parks and Recreation Department
As caretaker of the cityÂs open space, the Department oversees 2,200 acres of parkland, including 215 parks and playgrounds, 65 squares, urban woodlands and street trees, three active cemeteries, 16 historic burying grounds, and two golf courses. In addition to maintaining the historic integrity of famous landmarks, the Department provides programming and services and upgrades facilities ranging from neighborhood tot lots to the 527-acre Franklin Park. For more information on the Department, please visit http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks or call (617) 635-4505.
Life is goodÂ® is a registered trademark of Life is good, Inc.Â®