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Over 800 Pumpkins On Parade at Cave Springs Park Trails

pumpkins-paradeOn October 19, the Three Trails Kiwanis Club will be busy lighting 800 pumpkins for the fourth annual Pumpkins on Parade along the trails of Cave Springs Nature Center and Park. This free event will run from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. At the end of their Halloween hike, visitors will be tempted with kettle corn, hot dogs, cotton candy and many other tasty treats. There will also be games and activities for children.

The pumpkins are being carved by local students, youth groups, churches, community artists and members of the public. The event has doubled in size since its inaugural in 2010. More than 2,000 individuals visited our Parade last year. “Pumpkins on Parade has quickly become one of the community’s largest, and most anticipated events,” notes Martha Cockerell, club president. “Our club has adopted Cave Springs as a service project and we assist in maintaining the grounds and planting. The center is one of the area’s hidden jewels, and Pumpkins on Parade is often a first visit for many that attend.”

Sponsorships provide the funds to purchase the pumpkins for the event. Each sponsor gets a special carved pumpkin for their business or organization.

Because October is also National Fire Safety Month, the event provides space for the local fire department to educate and interact with families regarding fire prevention and safety. The department distributes coloring books, hats and badges to children and lets them explore a large fire truck.

Carvers and sponsors are still being accepted. If you are interested you can contact us by calling (816) 356-1625 or faxing at (816) 737-5048.

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