Kenova , Wayne County , West Virginia
Owner and Kenova mayor Ric Griffith says, “I’ve met thousands and thousands of people who get involved with this every year, and feel part of it, and that’s the most heartwarming thing.”
Every person has a job. Griffith says, “People can rinse them, they can carry them, they can help scoop them. They don’t have to be artists, we do the drawings, but we just have them carve them with the jigsaws. This is getting the community involved, and helping us present this, and it’s always fun to have the kids and the adults help us.”
Every pumpkin has a place. Whether on the wall, in the sports section, the cat choir, or looking out from above, when the sun goes down, the pumpkins all work together to create an awe-inspiring glow.
Three thousand total -each uniquely carved by hundreds of volunteers who work almost around the clock until the last pumpkin takes the stage, and the people can sit back… and enjoy the show.
Of course it’s always Trick or Treat Night here (but mostly the latter) so pull up a seat and we’ll carve up The Overnight Open Thread.