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Chris Mitchell loads a 400 lbs. pumpkin onto a trailer for the trip to Columbus. / Photo: Advocates for Children
Advocates for Children in Columbus say this year's Night of a Thousand Jacks festival just got a little bit "bigger" as the event will feature a giant Jack-o'-Lantern donated by David Hunter of Bloomington.
Officials say the pumpkin, which was harvested recently and is being prepared for the journey to Columbus, weighs in at an astonishing 600 lbs.
"We're grateful to Mr. Hunter for allowing this prize pumpkin to be a part of our event," Advocates for Children's Community Outreach Coordinator Rick Scalf said. "We hope to carve this giant Jack-o'-Lantern live at the Night of a Thousand Jacks, and people are welcome to come and take a look for themselves and even have their picture taken with the giant."
Night of a Thousand Jacks is a festival held annually to benefit Advocates for Children's work on behalf of local victims of child abuse and neglect. The event features children's games, pumpkin carving demonstrations, live animals, music, food and, of course, hundreds of Jack-o'-Lanterns!
The festival will be held on Fourth Street, between Washington and Franklin in downtown Columbus, on Oct. 26 from 3 to 9 p.m.
Advocates for Children is a not-for-profit agency which provides trained, qualified advocates to serve the best interests of children who have been removed from their families due to issues of abuse or neglect in Bartholomew, Decatur, and Jennings counties.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:35:53 AM
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