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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Fort Thomas Pumpkin Walk - 10-27-16

The Fort Thomas Pumpkin Walk is rapidly becoming one of the best family-fun events of the fall. Sponsored by the Fort Thomas Recreation Department, the event is billed as "a wooded trail lit with 1,000 luminaries and over 200 jack-o-lanterns." Admission is free, and there are also fall family photos you can take to remember the event.

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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The rest of the day will proceed as normal.

Drop off your cleaned and carved Jack-o-lantern on Wednesday, October 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Fort Thomas Armory.

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.

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  1. I love that pick up is extended to the day after the event. Great change. The walk is the best tradition ever for our community... but Halloween is my favorite.

  2. Certainly one of the most unique and fun Halloween events in Greater Cincy.