Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada will hold the inaugural Pumpkin Chunk’n Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23. The fall-themed, family-friendly event provides another use for pumpkins and a fun way to raise needed funds to support the nonprofit organization’s financial literacy programs offered at no cost to students throughout the Las Vegas Valley. The outdoor festival will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the main parking lot at World Market Center, 475 S. Grand Central Pkwy.
The event’s featured activity is the Pumpkin Chuck’n Competition. Teams of five will use a specially-designed slingshot to launch pumpkins down a 200-yard range. Each team member will launch one pumpkin. Teams will be scored on distance (best distance of the five pumpkins), flair (team costumes) and fundraising (amount team raises). Prizes will be awarded for the combined score of the top five teams as well as a prize for the overall best costume.
Other Pumpkin Chunk’n activities will include carnival games, costume contest, inflatables, hay maze, pumpkin patch, food trucks, trunk or treat, face painting and more.
Entrance to the festival is free with tickets available for purchase for the various activities. To participate in the Pumpkin Chunk’n Competition, each team member must raise at least $100 each.
For more information about the Junior Achievement Pumpkin Chunk’n Festival or to register online, please visit https://secure.qgiv.com/event/japumpkinchunk/ or contact Chris Palladino at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada
Junior Achievement of Southern Nevada, Inc. is dedicated to providing financial education to K-12 students with age-appropriate virtual and live curriculum that spans from budget management to economic principals, workforce skills and credit. Founded locally in 1996, the local nonprofit organization has reached more than 450,000 students in the Las Vegas area with the help of 285 businesses and 6,800 business role models. For more information, visit https://jasnv.org/ and follow on Instagram and Facebook.
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