Halloween is only second to Christmas when it comes to decorations.  And a group at Clark Lake has been busy creating just the right touch for the season that is now upon us.  What you’re seeing in this slide show are miniature pumpkins.  Some are natural, others, artificial.  No matter the materials, they are creative.  If you’re looking for a gift for someone, and wondering what to give, one of these could be your answer.


This project is a fundraiser.  Funds generated will go to needy kids and families in the area. For example, in the past, this fundraiser helped out a single mom with three children.  The family was having a tough time making ends meet and a gift card for food helped meet the need.  The group supplies all materials out of their own pocket, in addition to putting the time and effort into the product. 

You can purchase these items at the Tiny Pear Tree, 132 N. Main in Brooklyn.  Mary Kennedy, the owner, is not only making room for the display, but is also turning over all proceeds to the project. 

So, who are these ladies who are creating a more interesting Halloween?  You see them in this photo.  From left to right, Jane Fowler, Tricia Boyers, Anita Cummings, Jill Lajdiak, Annette Fink, and Mary Miller—all smiling faces from Clark Lake.   


This group has continued to bring artistic creativity to Clark Lake.  In past years, you would find some of their offerings at the ornament parties at the Beach Bar.  Their Christmas decorations brought smiles to many, and, in turn, help to families in need.  They also created the Spirit Pole that was auctioned off last October in support of the Clark Lake Community Center.  Like the Welcome to Clark Lake sign, high-fired clay was used to craft the Spirit Pole.  They usually meet on Thursdays Annette Fink’s well-equipped home studio. 

Do you notice what’s missing?  A name.  Do you have any ideas on what they should call themselves?  Comment below.