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Friday, October 24, 2014

Mama on a Budget: Jack O Lantern Walk

The moniker “Cabbage Night” refers to a tradition in Ontario from the mid-20th century whereby teenagers would uproot cabbage from local farmers and throw it about for general mischief.  “Mischief Night”, as it is commonly referred to, dates back to the late 18th century, celebrations of which have varied in time and revelry but typically have occurred on or about the 30th of October.   Unfortunately, Fort Thomas is not immune to this inane tradition.  However, if you want to “save” your pumpkins this year, then be sure to take them to the armory in advance of being cabbaged and allow them to participate in the annual Fort Thomas Recreation Department’s Jack-O-Lantern Walk.

For those readers who may not know, the Jack-O-Lantern Walk is a wooded trail lit with 1,000 luminaries and more than 200 carved pumpkins.  This family-friendly and fun tradition takes place at the Tower Park tennis courts.  See the full details below:

Jack o Lantern Walk
A wooded trail lit with 1000 luminaries and over 200 Jack O lanterns
Next Thursday October 30th 7-9 pm
Entrance is Tower Park Tennis Courts
Free Admissions, refreshments and fall family photos.
In case of rain the walk will be in the Armory
Please leave pets and strollers at home

If you’d like to enter your masterpiece into the contest, drop off your cleaned carved jack-o-lantern on Wednesday October 29th from 7:30am-7pm in Tower Park at the armory.

Prizes will be awarded in various categories including Scary, Whatever, Unusual, Ghoulish, Traditional, Cutest, Creative, Characters/Faces, Themes and Scenes.

Best of Show- $25 cash Prize
1st,2nd,3rd place winners in each category
Assorted pumpkin prizes

Winners will be notified. Prize pick-up on Friday October 31st 8 am – 3:30pm.

So, give your jack-o-lanterns one last hurrah before they risk becoming cabbage. And be sure to join us at the annual pumpkin walk.

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