Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
TD Bank
Features

A Big Pumpkin Brings Big Smiles

Saturday, 11.01.2008 / 9:18 AM / Features
By April Leavenworth  - Media Relations Intern | Boston Bruins
X
Share with your Friends


A Big Pumpkin Brings Big Smiles
Don Sweeney reads, "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown."
Boston, MA -- The children of Bright Horizons day care center on Cambridge Street received a special Halloween treat when Bruins Director of Hockey Operations and Player Development, Don Sweeney, read aloud to them sitting next to a 766 lb pumpkin.

The group of about fifteen children aged three-to-five gathered in front of the Liberty Hotel in Boston between 11:00 a.m. and noon this morning to hear Sweeney read, appropriately, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown and The Big Pumpkin.

“They were very excited about the pumpkin,” said Bright Horizons teacher Chloe Manigo. “They didn’t know [pumpkins] could grow so big.

"We have little pumpkins in the classroom so when they saw this they were really amazed.”

The pumpkin is owned by George Caron of Wilmington, MA, who was happy to let the Bruins bring it to Boston for the day. He also grew pumpkins this season weighing in at 688 lbs and 535 lbs in a small patch in his backyard.

Mr. Caron even supplied pumpkin seeds for all the children in hopes that they could grow pumpkins just as large.

After the readings, the children were able to pose for pictures with the giant pumpkin, Blades, and Sweeney, who enjoyed the morning just as much as the children.

“Usually I do the great pumpkin voice in the confines of my own home with my two boys,” Sweeney said with a laugh. “So it was nice to be here today. This is probably the first time they understand [Halloween].”

During the reading the children were served hot chocolate, cider and doughnuts courtesy of the Liberty Hotel, who were also unveiling a new kid’s menu at one of their restaurants, Clink.

The children of Bright Horizons left with big smiles and full stomachs, as well as a goody bag of Bruins memorabilia such as a poster and hockey puck.

“They were engaged and they had fun,” said Manigo. “It was good to do this with the Bruins.”  

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

ATLANTIC DIVISION
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
3 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
4 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
5 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
6 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
7 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
8 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
P. Bergeron 61 18 26 4 44
L. Eriksson 61 14 21 2 35
R. Smith 62 12 23 11 35
B. Marchand 57 18 16 8 34
M. Lucic 61 13 21 11 34
D. Hamilton 62 10 24 0 34
C. Soderberg 62 10 24 6 34
T. Krug 58 11 20 6 31
D. Krejci 38 7 19 7 26
C. Kelly 60 7 19 8 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Rask 25 16 9 .920 2.34
N. Svedberg 6 5 0 .917 2.39
Hallmark Health System
BRUINS FAN POLL
 
Friendly's - Official Family Restaurant and Ice Cream of the Boston Bruins
Jack Links
NHL Ticket Exchange
Dunkin' Donuts Ultimate Bruins Experience Sweepstakes   AMI Graphics   Geico - Aim for savings

Click the instant ticket and enter to win Second Chance Drawings