Finding the perfect pumpkin at Shelton’s Jones Farms

Shelton-JonesPumpkinFest1Above, Brian Kiehl, 10, of Shelton carries the pumpkin he picked out at Jones Family Farms in Shelton during the Family Festival for UNICEF. “It’s big and has a cool stem,” said Brian, who was with his mom Anna. (Photos by Brad Durrell)

The festival featured hayrides, gourd creature-making, games and other activities to raise money for charity. Many families with young children dropped by the festival to pick out pumpkins.

Here are other scenes from the Family Festival.


Chrissy Scarpati carves a pumpkin during the Family Festival for UNICEF at Jones Family Farms. Scarpati lives in Monroe and teaches art at Fawn Hollow Elementary School in that town.