Try and Guess WHO the 2016 Jack O Lantern is!! - For Rutland City School Children in Grades K-6

WINNERS will be drawn on Monday , October 31st and will be notified about their prize later that week. When you think you know who Jack is, cut off the entry form and put it into the drop box at your school orbring it to the Courcelle office(16 North Street Extension). Boxes will be picked up on Friday October 28

Out lurking in the shadows, ‘neath October skies,

Is the mysterious Jack O’Lantern —the smile a disguise.



Burlington in 1965
To the world I came alive

Both my parents are French Canadian
And I the youngest of four children

In early years we moved to Keene
Then at grade five to the Rutland scene

I grew up on Mansfield Place
On weekends skied Pico’s mountain face

Attended Dana as my first Rutland School
Followed by CKS, RMS, and Rutland High School

A unique passion for learning at an early age
Led me to my first job as a library page

Graduated top of my class in ‘83
Off to UVM to study biology

During summers working at Camp Abanaki
I discovered how rewarding working with children can be
This is also where my husband met me

My family now has four seats at the table
Many are musically able

One daughter, one son, my husband and I
And my furry “motorcycle” is always close by

Speaking about learning, promoting reading and play
My passions I share everyday

I use PAWS when I say
"What did you learn today?"

During my downtime I enjoy a good show
Be it music or theatre to the Paramount I'll go

Cooking with Farmers Market fresh food
Puts me in a good mood

Occasionally you may still find me
Enjoying the books at the library

If you guess my name find if you are right.
Come to the parade, I will finish the night.

Our mysterious Jack O’Lantern is ________!


Prizes generously donated by:

    • Frogs and Lily Pads
    • Applebees
    • Cobra Gym
    • Giorgetti Arena
    • Phoenix Books
    • Otter Creek Fun Center
    • Rutland Bowlerama
    • Friendly's
    • Killington/Pico
    • Sugar and Spice
    • Flagship Cinema
    • The Party Store
    • Bookmobile
    • Green Mountain Rock Climbing
    • Paramount Theatre
    • Jump Fore Fun

     (Rutland City Schools ONLY)


    Each year we select a Jack O'Lantern for the Halloween Parade. We will have individuals nominate themselves for the honor. Don't miss out on your chance to be the 2016 Jack O'Lantern - fill out the nomination form today!

    Submissions are due by September 15th each year.

    Name *
    4. If chosen, are you available from 5:30 - 9:00 p.m. on the last Saturday in October? *