Nothing like fun with pumpkins, and raising some money at the same time.

Photo: Heather Irish Gooley
Photo: Heather Irish Gooley

Challenger Learning Center of Maine does great work when it comes to making learning both fun and interesting for kids. Check out all the programs they offer at different times of the year.

Once again this year to help with some fun fundraising, Challenger Learning has come up with a catapult. Yes, of course, kids are going to learn all about the history and purpose of catapults. But this event really puts the fun into fundraising.

Saturday the 29th, the event will take place in their parking lot at 30 Venture Way in Bangor.  It begins at 9 a.m. and goes until 1 p.m.

Here is what to expect.

Tickets are discounted to only $5 per participant. But space is limited and at the discounted price, expected to sell out. Get those tickets now.

Challenger Learning Center strongly suggests you get those tickets in advance.  No guarantee there will be any remaining on the day of the event.

Saturday the 29th, you’ll get a pumpkin and a chance to personalize the pumpkin at the decorating station, before the pumpkin is loaded onto the catapult.

Step back, and watch it fly. You'll see why the event is called 'Minecraft in Space'

3d rendering of an old wood catapult
Enrique Ramos Lopez

Fun?  You bet. If it survives take the pumpkin home.

Getty Images
Getty Images

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