So much fun


To the Editor:

How much fun it was to have Edgartown School’s third and fifth grade students, families, and teachers join us for “Celebrate Fall with Jake and Marji.” It was a party fit for the Great Pumpkin himself, and we hope everyone had a wonderful time.

Many, many thanks to Stop & Shop for helping us procure all of those great big carving pumpkins, Morning Glory Farm for lots of cornstalks, Cash & Carry for scouting enough caramel apples from near and far, Big Sky Tent Rental for all the staging and festive lighting, the Dore family for more than 100 hay bales, the Rev. Chip Seadale of St. Andrew’s Church for giving us a lovely fall blessing, and the Flying Elbows Fiddle Band for keeping everyone tapping their toes throughout. An extra special thanks goes to the Edgartown Police Department for keeping South Water Street safe for nearly 180 guests at our house.

We are most appreciative for the “neighbor-helping-neighbor” spirit embraced by our Island businesses and friends which made this event tons of fun for so many families. As we continue to enjoy this season of harvest, we hope that each of you will reach out to your friends and neighbors to lend a hand when needed. is an online clearinghouse for our neighbors to post critical needs they have and for other neighbors to post offerings of random acts of kindness. This can be as simple as offering a meal or a ride to the ferry, or maybe clothing that your children have outgrown. Youth can participate, perhaps by offering to rake leaves or shovel a sidewalk this winter for an elderly neighbor. The possibilities are endless. Please check out the site. It will only be fruitful to the extent we all use it.

Scott and Danielle Pendergraft

Jake, Marji and Madison Pendergraft