Carving a wall of jack-o-lanterns

Everything is coming together for a new tradition in the community, the first "Aldergrove Wall-O-Lantern."

Three-year-old Myles Hiebbert tries his hand at jack-o-lantern carving for the upcoming Wall-O-Lantern event in Aldergrove Oct. 22. Hundreds of jack-o-lanterns will be carved by children that day at All Seasons Garden Centre, to create a wall of scary pumpkins. The event is a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley and Abbotsford.

Everything is coming together for a new tradition in the community, the first “Aldergrove Wall-O-Lantern.”

This family-oriented celebration will provide a safe and fun Halloween event for youngsters to join in carving their own jack-o-lanterns, which will then be lined up together on a tower to make a most impressive display of local creativity.

Ray and Rick Van Bugnum of All Seasons Garden Centre will literally be clearing out their parking lot and display areas to make way for this special one-day event, set for Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 27491 Fraser Hwy

In addition to the pumpkin carving families will enjoy live music, hay rides, great food, and lots of games and activities such as a bouncy castle, all day long. There will also be a pie eating contest for the youngsters.

Attendance is free of charge for all with the only cost being a $5 donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters for each pumpkin carved. The pumpkins and carving tools will be provided.

It culminates with the pumpkin lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. and it’s expected that 600 pumpkins will be decorating the United Rentals “pumpkin tower” at All Seasons Garden Centre.

This event is organized by the Aldergrove Business Association and information is available on their website at www.aldergroveba.ca or by calling 604-857-9191.

All proceeds from the event will go Big Brothers Big Sisters of Langley and Abbotsford.

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