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Pumpkin carvers needed in Wayne County

Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe Steve Ward of Kenova unloads pumpkins on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, as he and other volunteers prepare for the annual Pumpkin House display at Ric Griffith's home on Beech Street in Kenova.
Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe
Steve Ward of Kenova unloads pumpkins on Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, as he and other volunteers prepare for the annual Pumpkin House display at Ric Griffith’s home on Beech Street in Kenova.

KENOVA, W.Va. — C-K AutumnFest kicks off today, and the Pumpkin House is looking for volunteers to carve, and carve, and carve…

It must be late October in northern Wayne County.

The back yard of Kenova Mayor Ric Griffith’s home at 748 Beech St. was a sea of orange on Monday morning. Pumpkins prepped for carving — with markings to carve out animals, faces, musical instruments or favorite teams — lay on pallets, waiting to become one of the 3,000 jack-o-lanterns that draw some 20,000 people to Kenova each year to see the Pumpkin House.

Longtime Pumpkin House volunteer Steve Ward said on Monday that they “are in desperate need of volunteers” to carve…

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