Rosemary Lane, Vestavia, AL
Did you know that the tradition of carving pumpkins, jack-o'lanterns, originally began with carving turnips, potatoes, or beets? That's right, in Britain, they carved these common foods to make their jack-o'lanterns. When America's first Europeans settled here and found pumpkins, a winter squash indigenous to North America, they found them to be much better for carving; thus, a new variation of the age-old tradition began.
Event Details: Please bring your carving pumpkin and all materials needed for carving. Buckets for collecting unwanted pumpkin "guts" and remnants will be provided. Also bring a goody or bag of candy to share...pumpkin carving makes hungry little goblins! Please bring drinks for your family.
Every year, we love to line up all the awesome pumpkins and light them for a quick show of creativity, so plan to stay until dusk for the pumpkin lighting! Please note that McCallum Park is not lit & closes at dark. We will need to be cleaned up before dark, and you may want to bring a flashlight, just in case we run a little late.
Questions? Email Briana Moore ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
*Note: This park is conveniently located at the end of Rosemary Lane right off Rocky Ridge Rd in Vestavia. Please be sure not to park on Rosemary Ln when visiting the park, per the Vestavia Parks Board.
This event is sponsored Everest Academy and is open to all homeschoolers.
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