Many were devastated when Bainbridge Gardens had to cancel this year’s Pumpkin Walk due to inclement weather — the staff at the Boys &Girls Club of Bainbridge Island most of all.
The chief beneficiary of the event, the club lost out on critical donations of up to $5,000, based on years past.
The children at the club had carved more than 65 pumpkins for the grand display. Unfortunately, rescheduling was never an option, program director Liam McEvilly explained, because the pumpkins went bad over the weekend.
Puget Sound Energy came to the rescue, however, with a timely check for $5,000. With record high numbers of children attending the nonprofit afterschool program this past month, as many as 119, that donation was “very handy,” McEvilly added.
To show their appreciation for the gift, club kids presented a giant thank-you card to PSE’s outreach manager Karen Brubeck on Tuesday.