LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Lubbock was once famous for an event called the Lubbock Lights. Now the city would like to become famous again but for a different amazing luminosity.
The City of Lubbock is organizing a "Lighted Pumpkin Trail" later this month. Organizers are in need of a little more than 800 pumpkins to reach their goal of 1,000 pumpkins. The event is going to be October 22nd - 24th.
The City says that if you bring the jack-o-lanterns, they will provide the candles. For more information or to donate, please call (806) 767 3796.
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Actual Press release is below:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CITY OF LUBBOCK October 2, 2009
We need your help building Lubbock's first ever lighted Pumpkin Trail! We are looking for families, churches, youth organizations, civic groups and businesses to bring their carved pumpkins to the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum on October 21-22 in preparation for the three nights of the 1st Annual Pumpkin Trail. Participants bringing ten or more pumpkins will have a small sign with their name or logo on it placed along the trail. Pumpkin carvings must be family-friendly and appropriate for even the youngest child. The more carved pumpkins we get from the community, the longer the trail!
The pumpkin count has begun! To date, we have 127 pumpkins already committed to the trail! Our goal is 1,000 or more pumpkins! Delivery of pumpkins will be on October 21 and 22 at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum, 4111 University from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. We'll provide the candles if you'll bring the pumpkins! Overnight security for the pumpkins will be provided throughout the event. You can help us create excitement for the Pumpkin Trail by calling in your commitment of carved pumpkins to Aimee Ruel at Maxey Community Center, 767-3796. We will be sending out updates on the pumpkin count as we see the numbers grow!
The Pumpkin Trail is a spectacular grouping of lighted jack o' lanterns placed along the walking trail at the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. In addition, there will be themed displays along the trail provided by local businesses and groups. The public is invited to walk the trail with family and friends on October 22-24. The trail will be opened from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Thursday and Friday nights and from 7:00-10:00 p.m. on Saturday night. There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony on opening night at 7:00 p.m. The trail is stroller and wheelchair friendly, and the event is free!
The Pumpkin Trail is sponsored by Parks and Recreation and the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum. Additional sponsors to date include American State Bank; Suddenlink; Jason P. White DDS, PA; and the Lubbock Fun Club. To find out how you can be a sponsor, contact Nancy Neill at 775-2685.