More than 300 attendees joined us for the third annual Meridian Waste Shotwell Environmental Park Charity Pumpkin Patch! Families enjoyed a complimentary lunch from Chic-Fil-A, a show from Magic by David, pumpkin painting, face painting, and inflatable bounce houses.
This year's recipients of the charity pumpkin patch are the Knightdale Fire Department and the East Wake Education Foundation. Shotwell Environmental Park will donate $2000, split between each organization, matching the dollars donated from the pumpkin patch.
The Knightdale Fire Department is responsible for protecting the lives, property, and environment of the citizens and visitors to the Town of Knightdale. Competent personnel are intensively trained to respond to a variety of emergencies, including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents/rescue incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and natural and man-made disasters. In addition, the Fire Department delivers fire and life safety education to the community.
The department responds to a call of service out of one station. The department has 75 active members: 42 full-time and 33 Limited Service/Volunteer Employees, and operates out of three fire stations.
The East Wake Education Foundation is a community-based non-profit that serves families in Eastern Wake County. The foundation was established in 1993 as an advocate for area schools and to "…ensure that every child has the opportunity to arrive at school age healthy and ready to learn." All of our services are free to the families that visit the center. The program is for children ages birth to five and their parents. Emphasis is placed on introduction to reading, improvement of listening skills, and activities that enhance the child's gross and fine motor skills.
Thank you to all of our attendees!
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