Monday, October 13, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for The Community Pumpkin Display

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association is getting ready for the annual Uptown Big Boo -- Midnight Madness™!

The 2008 Midnight Madness event will be full of fun and suprises, starting with...

The Community Pumpkin Display

In 2007, one of WUMA's members saw a great story in Country Living magazine about Keene, New Hampshire -- a town that calls out to all citizens each October to decorate a pumpkin for a community display. It's gotten to the point in Keene that the display is a 3-story tower of pumpkins! One person even proposed at the event, carving "Marry Me" in a series of individual pumpkins! While we don't know if we'll ever get to a 3-story tower (although that would be cool!), uptown merchants thought that this was a great idea for Westerville, and anyone in our community, from baby to senior, can participate.

So, join in on October 31st!

There are Prizes for the top 3 decorated pumpkins:

First Prize is a $25 Uptown Gift Card.
Second Prize is a $15 Uptown Gift Card.
Third Prize is a $10 Uptown Gift Card.

To Contribute, it's simple...

• Decorate and/or Carve Your Pumpkin. Multiple entries Welcome!
• Drop your Halloween "Cucurbita maxima* Creation" off on October 31st to the parking lot between Morgan's Treasure (12 W. Main) and the WVCB (20 W. Main) between Noon and 4 p.m. and between 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
• You need not be present to win, just your pumpkin.

For more information, contact Bill Morgan at Morgan's Treasure
614.882.4401 for more information.

Pick Your Pumpkin Uptown!
• Visit the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. through October 29th at N. State and E. Home
• Outside Envy, 15 N. State
• Boy Scouts Troop 560 Pumpkin Patch at S. State and E. Walnut

See you at Midnight Madness on October 31st!

*Cucurbita maxima is science-talk for pumpkin.

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