A Halloween tradition continues in the Elizabeth neighborhood. Today carved pumpkins will start going up on the big pumpkin wall. John Short is the co-organizer of the Elizabeth Community Organizer. He joined us on QC Morning to talk about some of the changes happening this year.
This will be the 16th year of the pumpkin wall. John tells us they first started in 2004. He said back then it was a little more politically oriented. He says the first word on the wall was “Kerry” for John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Since then, it has become less political. The word this year will be “together”.
John tells us that usually the community comes together and carves pumpkins to put on the wall. This year’s carving party will not take place, instead, people can come pick up a pumpkin, carve it at home, and bring it back to the wall.
Wondering when you can come out and see the wall? John tells us it will be ready tomorrow night at 6:45 p.m. and it will stay lit through Halloween night. The location of the wall is the vacant lot at the corner of Greenway and Laurel, 2229 Greenway Avenue.
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