Massachusetts Woman Raises Money For Jimmy Fund With Elaborate Halloween display
In Westford, a woman is using a Halloween display to raise funds for the Jimmy Fund.
What Is The Jimmy Fund?
The Jimmy Fund solely supports the fight against cancer at Boston's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.
An Annual Tradition In Westford
Melissa Krygowski has gathered over 30 skeletons, whom she refers to as the "Funny Bone Bunch," for an elaborate front lawn installation at her Acton Road residence.
“Usually, we put one display up and, every week, we’ll take all 30-plus skeletons down and do a new one,” Krygowski said. “But, because we surpassed our goal last year for donations, we decided to go much bigger, keep it up longer and add.”
This Year's Theme
To commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party, Krygowski and her husband, Bob Krygowski, constructed a 74-foot vessel adorned with skeletons dumping tea while an unsatisfied King George skeleton observes.
The spectacle has attracted numerous spectators thus far, with hundreds visiting the display. Everyone eagerly awaits Funny Bone Bunch season, with individuals constantly inquiring about the theme and anticipated reveal date, as the community is immensely supportive and gracious.
“When they know it’s Funny Bone Bunch season, everybody starts asking, ‘What is it going to be? When is it going to be up?’ And they’re so supportive and lovely.”
Krygowski intends to leave the Funny Bone Bunch display up until Halloween before storing it away. However, she hinted at a possible surprise for the community later in the season.
“I don’t want to give it away but it definitely has a theme and it’s not pilgrims,” Krygowski said.
What To Do To Donate
Donors interested in contributing to the Jimmy Fund can use a QR code when visiting the Funny Bone Bunch display in person.
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