Featured in photo: Kara Klypycz (Pumpkin Queen of Cambridge)

Visit the Pumpkin queen on halloween night!

October 9, 2019 / By: United Way Waterloo Region Communities

An incredible spectacle for a community cause - Kara Klypycz's pumpkins are a work of art!

Kara Klypycz is a teacher, a mother and a community champion. And for the past four years, Kara has been fundraising for United Way Waterloo Region Communities under her reigning title as The Pumpkin Queen of Cambridge.

“This is my charity of choice,” says Kara, “because of all the areas it touches, helping all members of the community in very different ways. This is the charity both my husband and I support through our work as well.”

Why pumpkins? Kara says making jack-o’-lanterns is a form of art for her and she likes pushing herself creatively. Thirteen years ago she started with 9 pumpkins and worked all the way up to a whopping 150 for her 2017 display, which she carved in only 4 days. For Kara, the sheer number of people visiting her home to view the jack-o’-lanterns was what inspired her to want to have a lasting impact. “That’s when we decided to fundraise,” she says.

To bring your family to this year’s display, stop by 56 Dellgrove Circle, Cambridge on October 31st between 4:00pm and 10:00pm.  Kara often uses a theme for designing her pumpkins – previously the display blended Christmas with Halloween. We can’t wait to see what she has in store as it’s sure to be a treat for all ages!

All funds raised by Kara leading up to and on Halloween night will be donated to United Way Waterloo Region Communities to support local programs in all seven of the communities we serve. Click below to support the Pumpkin Queen and help her reach her goal! 

Connect with United Way Waterloo Region Communities on Twitter, or The Pumpkin Queen herself, to see photos from last year and keep up to date as she creates her masterpiece!


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