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After a successful debut last year, the second annual Tremonton Area Pumpkin Walk is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 8-9, at Shuman Park in downtown Tremonton.

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After a successful debut last year, organizers are bringing a pumpkin walk back to Tremonton to celebrate the arrival of fall, and are still looking for participants to create their own displays for the event.

Tremonton City and the GFWC Women’s Civic League have teamed up once again for the second annual Tremonton Area Pumpkin Walk, scheduled for Oct. 8 and 9 at Shuman Park, 210 N. Tremont St.

Organizers are inviting “service clubs, nonprofit organizations and anyone else who would like to participate” to submit applications for themed displays that prominently feature pumpkins or gourds.

After being held at the Holmgren Nature Preserve and Trail last year, the event has been moved to a new venue this time around to make it more accessible, and to have it closer to the downtown area.

“It’s our last ‘hoorah’ before the snow comes,” said Kathy Bessinger, representative for the GFWC Women’s Civic League. “We wanted to make it more of a downtown activity. We’ve visited the downtown area businesses and invited them to decorate their storefronts in the hopes that we can bring people from the park to the downtown area.”

The new location also offers more parking for those who would like to attend, Bessinger said.

While admission is free to the public, a donation box will be available for anyone who would like to help fund various local service projects done by the civic league. Last year’s event featured about 30 exhibits and raised $1,000 for improvements at the nature trail along the banks of the Malad River.

Hours for this year’s event will be noon to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9.

Organizers are still accepting applications for those who would like volunteer to create a display for the walk. Displays will be lined up around the perimeter of the park for visitors to walk through.

All displays will need to provide their own supplies and a means of lighting their scenes, and will be responsible for cleaning up afterward.

For those who would like to contribute without having to create a full scene, organizers are also seeking carved pumpkins to light up the walkway.

Like last year, this year’s event will also include a “gypsy camp,” complete with people in costume and a booth selling cookies and hot chocolate. There will also be a raffle for a locally made quilt crafted by Verlene Hardman.

The event will follow current public health safety guidelines.

An application for those who would like to have a display can be found on the Tremonton City website, tremontoncity.org. For more information, call Bessinger at (435) 279-3496.

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