Out of their gourds

LUMBERTON - In most parts of the country, punkin chunking may be odd and obscure.

At the Prickett Farm in Lumberton, it has become a popular annual draw and an important tool in raising money for a good cause.

The event raised money for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research, better known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Kay Prickett, wife of pumpkin farm owner Phil Prickett, lost her life to ALS about three years ago. The group has dedicated their hobby and collected donations the last few years in honor of their friend.


To learn more about how you can have a successful community partner event to raise money and awareness in the fight against ALS, email Ali Nielsen: ali@alsphiladelphia.org.


The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter
321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

The ALS Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.