The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch Story
The Magical Glass Pumpkin Patch is a community of local artists who come together for one weekend in the fall to sell our hand-made art glass pumpkins on the front lawn of Los Gatos High School (LGHS) to raise discretionary money for much needed high school programs. This event was founded in 2002 when LGHS’s art program was in dire financial need.
Los Gatos residents Shelly Monfort and Ken Mollenauer and LGHS alumni Gigi Erickson and Tom Stanton realized that they could create a win-win situation that would benefit both local artists and art programs at the school. The rest is history.
Over the last years, our event has become a community tradition. We have donated $10,000 to 15,000 per year, totaling over $160,000 to support art programs, the Interact Club (a community service club), beautification of the school grounds, and other LGHS programs in need!