Pumpkin Smash for STEAM Cash

Join us for Broad Ripple Kiwanis’ 2nd Annual fundraiser ‘Pumpkin Smash for STEAM Cash’ presented by Half Liter!

The first annual Pumpkin Smash for STEAM Cash was a big success, with a great crowd of attendees destroying pumpkins, drinking beer, enjoying the kid’s craft room, listening to live music and raising a wonderful amount of funds for Midtown IPS School projects! We’re going to do this again in 2022 even bigger and better, and we hope to see you there!

WHEN: Sunday, October 23, 2-6pm

WHERE: Half Liter BBQ & Beer Hall, 5301 Winthrop Ave suite b, Indianapolis, IN 46220

WHAT: 2nd Annual Fall fundraiser that is all about the PUMPKIN and raising funds for much-needed STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) at Midtown IPS Schools! NO ENTRY FEE – we’ll raise funds in the following ways:

  • DINE TO DONATE! Tell your server you’re here for Pumpkin Smash, and Half Liter will donate a portion of sales to Broad Ripple Kiwanis!
  • SILENT AUCTION: for premium prizes
  • PUMPKIN SMASHING ACTIVITIES for a fee $:
    • Pumpkin Toss from a Lift! How good is your aim? Take a ride on the construction lift and toss a pumpkin onto our bulls-eye target below!
    • Pumpkin Smashing with a Mallet! Take a satisfying wack at a pumpkin and show that gourd who’s boss!

This is a FAMILY-FRIENDLY EVENT! There will be a kid’s area with free activities like painting pumpkins! Dress in your most creative outfit for the COSTUME PARADE! Enjoy live music and a tasty beer or meal from Half Liter!

“Think about when you were a kid going to school, going on field trips. That was pretty influential. Imagine never going on a field trip.”

Suzannah hobley, pumpkin smash chair

This event allows the club to provide neighborhoods schools with everything from robotics and Lego clubs, graphing calculators to art supplies and drum-line equipment. “We try to do projects that will influence the most amount of kids,” says Suzannah Hobley, Pumpkin Smash chair. “We also provide transportation for field trips. There’s no money in the school budget for that. Think about when you were a kid going to school, going on field trips. That was pretty influential. Imagine never going on a field trip. It blows my mind.”

The proceeds from Pumpkin Smash will benefit many of the following Midtown IPS Schools that have partnered with BR Kiwanis in recent years: IPS #43 James Whitcomb Riley SchoolIPS #48 Louis B. Russell SchoolIPS #55 Butler Lab SchoolIPS #59 Merle Sidener Gifted AcademyIPS #91 Rousseau McClellan SchoolPurdue Polytechnic High SchoolShortridge High School.

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