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Pumpkin People To Populate Rutherford Park

A couple of pumpkin people created by the local library.
A couple of pumpkin people created by the local library. Photo Credit: Donna Kolich
A pumpkin person portraying a "Captain's Table."
A pumpkin person portraying a "Captain's Table." Photo Credit: Donna Kolich
These pumpkin people, located in Massachusetts, gave Donna Kolich the idea to mimic this event in Rutherford.
These pumpkin people, located in Massachusetts, gave Donna Kolich the idea to mimic this event in Rutherford. Photo Credit: Donna Kolich
All types of organizations can get in on the fun of decorating pumpkins.
All types of organizations can get in on the fun of decorating pumpkins. Photo Credit: Donna Kolich

RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Taking pumpkins to another level, Donna Kolich is asking locals to get crafty with gourds.

The first ever Pumpkin People in the Park, hosted by the Woman's Club of Rutherford from Oct. 24-Oct. 30, encourages locals and businesses to use their imagination to turn pumpkins into people.

"This is something new that I am hoping to get off the ground," said Kolich, chairperson of the Rutherford Woman's Club. "I'd love to make it an annual event."

The $50 per person cost includes an 8’ x 10’ pumpkin patch spot in Lincoln Park, a bale of hay and a pumpkin sign that displays the group/individual name.

"They just need to bring their imagination and pumpkin and decorate," Kolich said.

The displays will be judged and prizes awarded. They'll remain in the park for a week.

The idea for this event came to Kolich while visiting her sister in Chatham, Massachusetts over the summer.

"They have a beautiful park as well and I just stumbled upon this and thought it was wonderful," she said.

All proceeds will go to the Rutherford Woman's Club for scholarships or donations.

To reserve a spot contact Kolich at (201) 939-8815 (home) , (201) 675-0978 (cell) or dkolich19@aol.com .

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