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Pumpkins get makeovers for Halloween event

Left to right: Destinee Clay, Katie Major, Ehmauri Tucker, Peyton Weaver, all students with the Learning Center, painted pumpkins Wednesday morning at the Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky on Alumni Drive. The pumpkins will be displayed as part of the Arboretum’s 2018 Party for the Pumpkins Fall Festival to be held Saturday October 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include children’s crafts, educational nature displays, musical entertainment, and event favorites like the Straw Maze and Scarecrow Parade.
Left to right: Destinee Clay, Katie Major, Ehmauri Tucker, Peyton Weaver, all students with the Learning Center, painted pumpkins Wednesday morning at the Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky on Alumni Drive. The pumpkins will be displayed as part of the Arboretum’s 2018 Party for the Pumpkins Fall Festival to be held Saturday October 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include children’s crafts, educational nature displays, musical entertainment, and event favorites like the Straw Maze and Scarecrow Parade. cbertram@herald-leader.com

In preparation for the 2018 Party for the Pumpkins Fall Festival, the Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky invited students from two area schools to paint the pumpkins Thursday that will be part of our décor for the event to be held Saturday, October 13 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Arboretum on Alumni Drive.

The event will include children’s crafts, educational nature displays, musical entertainment, and event favorites like the Straw Maze and Scarecrow Parade. This year’s Pumpkin Walk will showcase carved and decorated pumpkins created by students from UK and area schools.

All the day’s festivities are designed to entertain, educate, and encourage visitors to experience The Arboretum and Kentucky Children’s Garden. Admissions proceeds benefit The Campaign for The Arboretum to expand and renovate the Dorotha Smith Oatts Visitor Center. Event admission includes a food voucher, Kentucky Children’s Garden admission, and access to all activities and displays.

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