James, 6, William, 10, and Sara, 3, Mouland of Conception Bay South were among hundreds of folks who braved the drizzle and cold to take a tour of the many, many pumpkins on display at the Conception Bay South Community Garden Monday night. The Pumpkin Stroll, now in its third year, usually draws a crowd, and this year was no exception. Over 850 pumpkins were donated by residents and put on display to the delight of all. Creations included traditional scary faces, movie characters, Santa Clauses, and even a pumpkin pirate ship. The creators dropped off their jack-o-lanterns Monday morning and afternoon at several sponsor locations around town, and volunteers, including community garden volunteers, Scouts, Venturers, Guides, Wild Outside, Holy Spirit Interact Club, the Lions, and more, collected them for display throughout the garden and adjoining trail. Once the pumpkins have put on their final festive show of the spooky season, they get to work nurturing the soil at the community garden for a bigger and better crop yield.

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