By Brooke Loring
W-H student intern
WHITMAN — This past weekend, the town of Whitman put on the first ever Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show in an effort to raise scholarship money for Whitman-Hanson’s Class of 2019 and the town’s recreation programs. Held at Whitman Middle School, dozens of community members (as well as automobile aficionados) participated in a variety of Halloween-themed activities, raffles, and contests. Food from the Away Café food truck was featured as well. This event was thanks to a collaboration of Whitman Assistant Town Administrator Lisa Green, Recreation Director Oliver Amado, and Whitman-Hanson’s Dollars for Scholars.
Also among those who attended were student volunteers, DFS Administrator, Michael Ganshirt, said he hoped students learned from the experience that, “when you give back to the community, the community gives back to you.”
Overall, the event raised $1,742 for this year’s graduating class of Whitman-Hanson Regional High School. Due to the event’s success, hopefully this becomes a new and unique tradition for the town. The Great Pumpkin Classic Car Show brought the community together for a fun and festive Sunday.