What kid doesn’t love carving a pumpkin?
It involves (usually prohibited) sharp objects.
This year we volunteered to help Glensheen get ready for its annual Spooktacular event, a display of over 1,000 carved and illuminated pumpkins lining the paths of the picturesque 7-acre, lakeside estate.
It was a unique way to get involved in the community and have some creative fun.
After signing in, Daley and Finley picked their own pumpkins from huge boxes on pallets.
On our way to the winter garden, where all carving supplies were provided, we couldn’t resist the blanket of autumn leaves on the grass.
After some leaf play, we enjoyed the camaraderie of creating with people from all over Duluth.
In exchange for our artistic talents, volunteers received free tickets for the event (thank you, Glensheen, that was very generous).
We are looking forward to strolling the grounds in search of the kids’ jack-o-lantern masterpieces aglow among the 998 others.
What Halloween traditions do you share as a family? Please share your experiences in the comment box below. Thanks!