Residents smash pumpkins at annual Pumpkin Drop at VMP Manor Park

Residents smash pumpkins at annual Pumpkin Drop
Posted at 6:58 PM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 10:57:54-04

For the 5th year in a row VMP Manor in West Allis held a Pumpkin Drop.

Residents including 105-year-old Cora Kindt were wheeled, walked, or led up to the 4th floor where two balconies acted as starting points for the drop.

"I did drop the pumpkin, and it did break," Kindt said.

She did the ceremonial first pumpkin drop followed by fellow centenarian, 100-year-old Gladys Pearson.

There were 10 teams in all including the Pink Pumpkin Pushers, the Smash Squad, and the Pool Shark Pounders.

98-year-old Genevieve Amrozewicz (who's just shy of her 99th birthday) tried to hit the target.

"I did better last year. At least I hit the bucket. I missed it by a mile this year."

The Manor's theme of "You're never too old to play" was definitely on display today.

"Well it just gets people together and makes them realize that age is just a number," said Amrozewicz.

Anyone can pay $5 to toss a pumpkin over the balcony. Proceeds benefit the VMP Foundation Holy Ghost fund for Pastoral Care.