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4th Annual Pink Pumpkin Event Raises Money for Cancer Research

All proceeds given to various causes.
Published: Sep. 26, 2020 at 3:54 PM EDT
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PALMYRA, Maine (WABI) - People in Palmyra bought specially colored pumpkins to help in the fight against cancer.

Pat White owns Pat’s Propane, but he grows a special brand of pink pumpkins on the side.

This was the fourth year of the pink pumpkin event, where he sells pumpkins for five dollars, with all proceeds going to a cancer awareness cause.

On top of the pink pumpkins, there was a special raffle for pumpkins decorated by the art teacher of Nikomis High School, and a few new items in the for masks and t-shirts.

Volunteers were happy to see people come from far and wide to support the event.

“We were so blown away by today, we had a lady from Presque Isle, Maine, we had people from Lincoln, we’ve had some people from Lewiston. We actually even had a gentleman who literally came from Connecticut,” said Lisa Neal, Pat’s daughter and one of several volunteers.

All proceeds this year went to the Champion the Cure challenge.

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