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Pumpkin Giving, Not Smashing

October 31, 2005 by

With Halloween upon us I can’t imagine a more timely marketing example than a youth group giving (not smashing) pumpkins. I love that it’s a timely gift, but more than another freebie, I love that it’s the complete opposite of what people expect from teens.

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Kevin D. Hendricks


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3 Responses to “Pumpkin Giving, Not Smashing”

  • tony sheng
    October 31, 2005

    Hi Kevin,
    Thanks for posting that. So simple, yet gives a definite message of thoughtfulness.


  • Sushi Sampler
    October 31, 2005

    It’s good to see that there are some teens sending out a positive message on a day that is associated with mischief. Personally, I never participated in any of the pumpkin smashing. They’re more enjoyable carved anyway.


  • John Adams
    November 3, 2005

    I have a great idea … just have your kids go out and steal pumpkins from the rich houses and give them to the poor … then after halloween, you can have the kids go back out and steal the pumpkins back and bash them to be helpful in the clean-up process.



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