2006 Life is good Pumpkin Festival to Take Place on Boston Common on Saturday, October 21--30,000 Jack-O-Lanterns Needed to Set World Record

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On Saturday, October 21, Boston Common will once again be transformed into a pumpkin patch at the 2006 Life is good® Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The event will run from noon – 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The 2006 Life is good® Pumpkin Festival is produced in partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

- On Saturday, October 21, Boston Common will once again be transformed into a pumpkin patch at the 2006 Life is good® Pumpkin Festival to benefit Camp Sunshine, a national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. The event will run from noon – 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The 2006 Life is good® Pumpkin Festival is produced in partnership with the Boston Parks & Recreation Department.

For the third straight year, Life is good® and Camp Sunshine will attempt to beat the world record for most lit jack-o-lanterns in one place. To help break the record, all festival-goers are encouraged to bring a carved pumpkin and a votive candle or a pumpkin to carve on Boston Common.

In October 2005, 24,581 jack-o-lanterns lit up the Boston Common as more than 45,000 people joined Life is good® and the Boston Parks & Recreation Department, raising $182,000 for Camp Sunshine. The event fell just short of the Guinness World Record of 28,952 jack-o-lanterns, held by the town of Keene, NH.

The Life is good® Pumpkin Festival will feature activities suitable for all age groups. In addition to all day carving and plenty of jack-o-lanterns, festival-goers will find great food, live bands and entertainment, a costume parade, scarecrow stuffing, face painting, magic shows, the Gargantuan Gourds Guessing Game, and much more.

For more information on the 2006 Life is Good® Pumpkin Festival please visit http://www.lifeisgood.com or call the Boston Parks & Recreation Department at (617) 635-4505.

About Life is good, Inc.®

Life is good®, based in Boston, MA, spreads good vibes through its colorful collection of apparel and accessories, and the contagious grin of Jake, its optimistic cultural hero. For more information on Life is good®, 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 & Recreation Department

As caretaker of the city’s open space, the Department oversees over 2,200 acres of parkland, including 246 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 good® is a registered trademark of Life is good, Inc.®

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