Scouts, students try putting happy face on Halloween for home-bound

GIRL SCOUTS paint smiles on pumpkins that will be given to home-bound clients of Human Touch Home Health Care Agency. City Market donated money for the pumpkins. Mesa State College donated art supplies.
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Halloween may be traditionally reserved for fear and fright, but this year, there will be a few more smiles adorning some pumpkins and the people who will receive them.

Members of Girl Scout Troop 1598 worked with Human Touch Home Health Care Agency to paint pumpkins that will be given to the care center’s home-bound patients, who would otherwise miss out on the holiday celebrations. Students from West Middle School also will paint some of the gourds, and about 40 pumpkins will be delivered to the patients beginning next week, said Chere Leonard, with Human Touch.

“Our home-bound patients suffer from handicaps or are just too sick to go out,” Leonard said. “They will be pleasantly surprised to receive such a wonderfully unexpected gift this season.”

The Girl Scouts were excited about the idea when they were approached with it, troop leader Kimberley Jones said. The troop is fairly new, Jones said, and has only had a handful of community-service opportunities such as the pumpkin painting.

Eight girls with the troop, ranging in ages from 9 to 12 years old,  gathered at Fruitvale Elementary on Thursday night to dress up the pumpkins.

The girls decided to paint them with smiling faces, Leonard said.

“I’ve got a lot of pumpkin carving experience,” said Brittany Jones, a 10-year-old from Fruitvale.

“Usually I like to do witches on brooms.”

Most of the girls painted more than one pumpkin. Jessica Hyde, a 12-year-old scout from Bookcliff Middle School, said she didn’t “have any clue” what she was going to paint until she sat down to start.

She ended up painting triangle eyes on her pumpkin.

City Market gave money to purchase the pumpkins from a local grower, Leonard said, and the art department at Mesa State College donated the art supplies.


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