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Hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns to light up Transylvania during eighth annual PumpkinMania on Oct. 30

Transylvania University invites the community to campus for the eighth annual PumpkinMania on Oct. 30.

Hundreds of jack-o’-lanterns will light up the Old Morrison steps and student groups and campus organizations will host trick-or-treating the night before Halloween.

“Last year, we had more than 5,000 people participate in PumpkinMania,” said Hannah Piechowski, director of student transitions and parent programming at Transylvania and PumpkinMania committee chair.

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“As this event continues to grow, we’ve added more food trucks, an activities area for kids, more space for trick-or-treating, as well as an information center and meeting location. PumpkinMania celebrates so many things I love about working at Transylvania—a wonderful campus, amazing neighbors, the downtown community and fall,” Piechowski added.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with trick-or-treating, live music, food trucks and children’s activities. The pumpkin lighting will be at 7 p.m.

To get the pumpkins ready for the display, the public is invited to help carve them on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Back Circle on the residential side of campus off West Fourth Street. Later that evening, be sure to catch the PumpkinMania float in the Lexington Halloween Thriller Parade.

The jack-o’-lanterns will be lit every night beginning Oct. 30 and will remain on display until Nov. 2.

PumpkinMania is made possible by the generous support of the Bluegrass Community Foundation and Tetra Tech.

From Transylvania University

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