It wasn’t the largest donation that Lucy’s Playground has received. The results were only $13. But when a 6 year old sees the need for a playground for all and wants to help–how many lessons is he learning as well as the adults in his life.
When Carson G. Truesdale, 6, heard someone wanted to build a playground for children, disabled or otherwise, to play on together, he wanted to lead a fundraising effort.
Not knowing what a grant was or what donations in memory of someone were, the Sherman Elementary first-grader decided to help raise funds for the Lucy A. Colello Playground in an unusual way: he sold pumpkin seeds.
“I was wondering what I should do, and then I got the idea and sold the pumpkin seeds right in front of my house,” Carson said. “We smashed up three pumpkins. It was fun.”
Carson said they raised $13 by selling seeds to friends and neighbors, and were happy to help get a new playground for their school. Rebekah A. Babcock, 7, a second-grader, and her brother, Ryan M. Babcock, 8, a third-grader, helped sell the pumpkin seeds.
He and his friends will be getting their new playground on May 15th!