Monday, October 27, 2008

Packer Pumpkin Patch a Big, Fat Hit

The gods were smiling on Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights Sunday: the day was gorgeous for the annual Packer Pumpkin Patch Halloween festival, and hundreds -- probably thousands -- of Brooklyn families attended.

Packer went all out this year -- the decorations in the front hall were over the top and there were spooky and fun activities all over the campus. On Joralemon Street outside the school (the site of many a scene from Gossip Girl), kids worked off their excitement on the big blowup bouncy contraptions.

Inside, there were two levels of activities including two haunted houses. Out back in the large yard, hundreds thronged to play carnival games (above, kids were "fishing"), buy sweets and toys, eat burgers and make stuff, like apples stuck with toothpicks bearing gummy candy.

This game shown above involved kids pumping up balloons until they burst-- an activity that truly inspired many of the children.

We all agreed that we wanted to go on the ride shown in the video below, but we'd probably break it.

Photos and video by MK Metz

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