How The Pumpkins Are Made
The pumpkins are all donated by Pleasant Valley Greenhouse & Nursery, Inc
Pleasant Valley Green House
Olean, NY 14760
The pumpkins arrive from Pleasant Valley Green House and are unloaded onto the floor by volunteers from St. Bonaventure University.
We have the folks from Intandem head the bleaching and drying process.
A group of local friends spray paint pink, white, gold and a signature color; this is where the transformation begins.
We then have our decorating committee and other members begin attaching the beautiful bows that are mainly folded together by Diane Simon (our bow angel) and other members.
Once the bows are intricately placed, we add the words, butterfly, gems and breast cancer symbol. It is at this point where the pumpkin, much like a caterpillar, makes its way out and is transformed into a beautiful piece of art (much like a butterfly).
For many, it is more than “just a pumpkin”. It’s supporting an organization and the meaning behind the pumpkin – it represents breast cancer fighters, survivors and those that received their Heavenly Healing.