Kat Disney, Fort Thomas Recreation Program Coordinator, said she's excited about this year's walk. "This programming follows our theme in our department of providing family tech-free family options. We hope people will come to Tower Park, enjoy our trails and all the creativity our residents will display with the hundreds of carved pumpkins. When they are lit up, it really is breathtaking. Have a 'Pumpkin and Pizza' party at your house, invite the neighbors and carve pumpkins for our contest," she said.
This year, the Fort Thomas Lions Club, the Fort Thomas Police and the Fort Thomas Fire Department will be adding a little more flare to the event by giving away hot dogs, drinks and candy.
"It's an opportunity to meet our local heroes in the Fort Thomas police and fire departments and talk with them in a fun, family setting," said Mark Collier, President of the Fort Thomas Lions Club. "It's so important to see our first responders as humans and be able to relate to them on that level so when the Lions Club was approached with this concept, we jumped at the chance to help pull it together."
Members of the police and fire departments will be handing out badge stickers, safety tip booklets, trick or treat bags and glow sticks.
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They will be lit and line the Tower Park trails, where they'll entered into a contest. First, second and third place winners in each category will receive assorted pumpkin prizes.
Best of Show will receive a $25 cash prize.
Categories include: "scary," "whatever," "unusual," "ghoulish," "traditional," "cutest," "creative," "character/faces," and "theme & scenes."
Winners will be notified and the prize pick-up will be on Friday, October 28 from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.