Jane Ryan hosts 34th annual Pumpkin Fair

Games, pumpkin decorating, face painting and raffle prizes — it can all be found at the 34th Jane Ryan Pumpkin Fair Saturday, Oct. 24th. The event will be held at the elementary school, which is located at 190 Park Lane, rain or shine from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lorin Goldstein, who’s a mother of a Jane Ryan student, is co-chairing the event with Ruth Cruz this year and urges residents to come for a family friendly weekend event.

Goldstein said there is something for everyone and all are welcome. Tickets for games and rides can be purchased at the door, $10 for 20 tickets and $15 for 40 tickets.

Some rides and game at this year's fair include a candy prize wheel, goldfish catch, candy corn hole, pumpkin shuffleboard, witches brew, pumpkin bowling and a bounce house.

There are also new raffle prizes this year including a full car detailing from Miller Nissan and a $400 birthday party sponsored Trumbull-based InSports.

New this year are two health related booths — a program called Head Zone will be open for free baseline concussion tests from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This organization issues several test to asses if a child may a concussion.

“Because children and teens often present with delayed symptoms (days to weeks after the injury) it is imperative to initiate a cognitive test,” says the Head Zone website.

Two tests will be issued, one computer test to assess baseline speed and memory as well as a King-Devick Test.

“It is a two-minute test that requires an individual to read single digit numbers displayed on cards. It is an objective method of evaluating visual tracking and saccadic eye movements utilized during reading.” says the Head Zone website.

The Trumbull Health Department will also be making an appearance offering free adult blood pressure screenings from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goldstein mentioned they are short on volunteers, and will accept any help from people ages 13 and up. Help is needed for Friday night starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday until 6 p.m. for clean up. They ask for people ages 13 and up but will accept younger Jane Ryan Alumni. If you want to volunteer email Lorin Goldstein at lorin28@gmail.com.

“Our teachers give up their free time and come out to volunteer. Over a dozen of them volunteer,” said Goldstein. “Please come down and give them a hand.”