What do Niagara Falls, the Empire State Building, and The Willow School all have in common? They’re turning it teal for Food Allergy Awareness in 2019!
Willow has lit its signs and Farmhouse teal during the month of October to promote food allergy awareness, inspired by Turn it Teal, an organization dedicated to lighting sites in the signature color of food allergy awareness.
A number of other significant institutions and landmarks have already “turned it teal” in 2019 for Food Allergy Awareness Month in May. Willow has chosen to light its buildings teal this month to reinforce the importance of the Teal Pumpkin Project, a national movement organized by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) organization. FARE’s Teal Pumpkin Project promotes safety, inclusion, and respect for individuals managing food allergies, especially during Halloween.
This year, Willow is once again hosting our Teal Pumpkin Spooktacular, one of only two known Teal Pumpkin events in the entire state of New Jersey! The party, which is open to the public, will feature trick-or-treating for treasures, pumpkin painting, slime making, spooky story time, and other crafts and games organized by Willow teachers, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Toys with Love, Annie’s Playhouse, Schiff Nature Preserve, and Artsi Studio. There will also be a demonstration by Master Jeon’s Tae Kwon Do! This beloved annual event is fun for the whole family in a safe environment for kids with food allergies.
Willow’s Teal Pumpkin Spooktacular will be held, rain or shine, from 1-4pm on Sunday, October 27, at Willow. It’s not too late to RSVP! Sign up at willowschool.org/teal-pumpkin-spooktacular. See you there!