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B's to Host a Halloween Reading

by Staff Writer / Boston Bruins
Don Sweeney

BOSTON, MA –Tomorrow, October 31 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. the Boston Bruins are hosting a Halloween reading for the children of Bright Horizons of Beacon Hill at the Liberty Hotel (215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114).

Bruins Director of Hockey Operations and Player Development Don Sweeney will be reading It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown in front of an 800 lb pumpkin from Wilmington, MA.  George Caron, 76 year-old Wilmington native grew the pumpkin in a small patch in his backyard.  This year he also grew pumpkins that weigh 688 lbs and 535 lbs.

Kids will listen to the story while eating doughnuts and drinking hot cider.  In celebration of the holiday, each child will receive Bruins goodie bags filled with treats. In addition the children and their families will be invited to Bruins Kids Day game against Dallas at 7:00 p.m. on November 1. Blades the Bruins mascot will also be at the reading to pose for pictures with the kids and giant pumpkin.

The Kids Day game on November 1 will feature special guest, 13 year-old Laurel McGoff from Kids Nation singing the national anthem.  Other Kids Day activities include face painting, balloon animals and paper goalie masks that will be handed out at the turnstiles.
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