Pumpkin Smash for STEAM Cash

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

WHEN: Sunday, October 24, 2-6pm

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

WHAT: This festive Fall fundraiser is all about the PUMPKIN and raising funds for much-needed STEAM initiatives (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) at Midtown IPS Schools! Unlike our previous event Pints for Half Pints, this will have 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!
    • A week at a beachfront 3-bedroom condo in Redington Beach, Florida
    • A week at a 3-bedroom lake house in Hartford, Maine
    • A week at a 3-bedroom condo in Breckenridge, Colorado
    • A wine tasting
    • and more!!!
    • 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! Channel your inner Gallagher and take a satisfying wack at a pumpkin. Show that pumpkin who’s boss!
  • DONATE TO SEND KIDS TO SCIENCE CAMP! There will be a table collecting donations for a fund to send kids in need to science camp

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!

“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 will allow 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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