October 13, 2011

Boys and Girls Club of Cambridge looking for some great pumpkin carvers, proceeds to help Cambridge Boys and Girls Club.

CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Boys and Girls Club of Middlesex County is looking to add a bit of spookiness to the North Plaza of Kendall Square this Halloween. On October 27th from 4-7pm, Club Members and staff will be in Kendall Square as part of the first annual Corporate Pumpkin Carving Challenge, looking to light up 1,000 carved pumpkins.

“This is a great way to kick off the Halloween weekend and an opportunity to help the youth in our community,” notes Mechilla Eng-Salazar, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club of Middlesex County. "We know there are some talented pumpkin carvers in Cambridge, waiting to show their stuff.”

Individual and Corporate sign ups are available through the Club at  Bring your own pumpkins or purchase them from the Boys & Girls Club starting Monday, October 24th at designated Pumpkin Patch locations throughout Kendall Square.

Bring your own pumpkin:                     $10 per person

BYO pumpkin and get a t-shirt:           $20 per person

Buy your pumpkin from the B&G:       $25 per person, includes T-shirt

Sponsor a pumpkin or make a gift:     $25 donations or more!

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Boys and Girls Club of Cambridge. Companies can apply to staff or sponsor a Pumpkin Patch location. Other volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Executive Director Mechilla Eng-Salazar via email at

Live music, light refreshments and an opportunity to meet Club Members, Staff, Mentors and Kendall Square corporate neighbors.  Prizes will be awarded to the individual or company for the best carvings.




Mechilia Eng-Salazar

Executive Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County

(617) 628-4665 x 16


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