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Hallowe'en Hangover


Last night, after all the kids had gone to bed, my friends and I strolled around Parkdale checking to see the decorations we'd missed during the sugar blitz. Some homes still seemed invaded by ghosts and others crawled with corpses, but for the most part the pumpkins had called it quits and lost their ghoulish glow.

I'd suspect those pumpkins might be feeling the Hallowe'en hangover today. Perhaps they're a little sad, even a little lonely. Chances are they yearn to be back in the field with other like-headed pumpkins, hoping for their chance to shine once more.

Well, Hallowe'en's not over yet, at least not in Sorauren Park.

For the last couple years, on the day after All Hallow's Eve, everyone in the neighborhood near the park has brought their pumpkinheads back to life. Last year, I'm told, there were 600 pumpkins glowing in the park, with carvings ranging from cool and creepy to downright delicious.

If you've got a pumpkin that needs still needs some attention, come by with your buddy to set up from 5:30PM onwards. Then, take a wander through the pumpkin patch to see all the gruesome grins.

Hot drinks will be served with donations accepted for the Wabash Building Society.

Photo: "2007 Pumpkins" by Nick Mizgala.


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