Public invited to the ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ at Fire Station 6

October 31, 2022

Public invited to the ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ at Fire Station 6

Strathcona County is inviting the community to put their Halloween pumpkins to a good second use as part of the ‘Great Pumpkin Drop’ at Fire station 6. This event is part of Emergency Services’ fundraising efforts to support those affected by Muscular Dystrophy.  

On November 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Emergency Services’ Fire Fighter/Paramedics will help the public drop pumpkins from the fourth floor of the hose tower at Fire Station 6 to try and hit a target below, in exchange for a donation to the Muscular Dystrophy fundraising campaign. A limited number of pumpkins may be available for those who do not have their own pumpkin. Fire Station 6 is located at 915 Bison Way, Sherwood Park. 

The smashed pumpkins will be donated to a variety of organizations including local rescues and farms.  

Anyone preferring not to drop a pumpkin is still invited to the Station to give a donation, have a refreshment, and see a fire truck up close. Representatives from Muscular Dystrophy will be accepting cash or credit card donations. Reminder that it is a working fire station and visitors are asked to stay within the barricades.  

Firefighters across Canada have been raising money for Muscular Dystrophy since 1954. Strathcona County Fire Fighter/Paramedics have been involved with the charity since 1983 and have raised over $250,000 for programs and services for people with neuromuscular disorders.  

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