Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Festival, Keene, NH

I wanted to write about the Pumpkin Festival that is in my home town. 

It's a 24 year tradition that I have grown up with in my 30 years of life. It's fun and wonderful to see what carvings people do.

You can see the costume parade, run a race and go down with family and enjoy the day.

There is wonderful food from vendors that raise money for their place of employment like the fire departments, EMS, and many others.

It's a wonderful festival and we try to break our own record every year and sometimes we don't but we still have the festival and enjoy our time. 

People come from overseas too just to see our pumpkin festival. It's a great tradition that I will miss if we don't have it next year.

Here are some pics that I took before walking to my second job Saturday.

That is what I got while walking.

Sadly riots broke out near KSC campus and a lot of damage was done. Not just to our reputation as a town and as a festival but as a whole.

There were out of state students from Rhode Island, Conneticut and from UNH that destroyed a lot of things. I'm not sure how many KSC students were involved but it shows that this generation only cares about themselves and no one else.

I'm going to add pictures of the destruction that was done and the aftermath of all the destruction.

They made the gym a triage center

Fire trucks and a bus by the gym. The dinning commons is roped off

Papuan way that connects to Main St, 7 ambulances were out front

Trash and cans everywhere

Stop sign laying on the ground

WMUR news 9 was there reporting.

Students and other people tipped a car over and decided to dance on the undercarriage of the car.

We made national news for the wrong reasons and it makes me sad that these riots happened.

Students from KSC got up the next day and cleaned up a lot of the trash and that makes me happy they did. I do know that some students were not involved and I'm happy they are upset about the events that took place.

The people that were involved will not care about their actions on Saturday October 18, 2014. They only care about themselves and think they are invisible! They are not!!!!

I hope they are charged with everything plus the damage costs! They deserve to be held accountable for their actions!

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