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I visited Freeport, Maine last weekend and was greeted by thousands of pumpkins lining the streets - and everywhere else! Adorably awestruck children in costumes were everywhere. The event raised money for a camp for children with serious illnesses.

The kid above is staring at the giant boot:


Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival

The 10th annual Camp Sunshine Pumpkin Festival at L.L. Bean raised $80,175 for the one-of-a-kind national retreat in Casco that supports children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, Camp Sunshine officials announced Wednesday.

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The $80,000 in proceeds this year is enough to sponsor an entire week-long session at Camp Sunshine for 40 sick children and their entire families.

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Originally posted to Eileen B on Wed Oct 31, 2012 at 07:03 PM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA, Pink Clubhouse, and Headwaters.

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