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Oh my gourd! Halloween display nears completion

Staff report

The Herald-Dispatch

KENOVA, W.Va. — Before the iconic Pumpkin House can be set aglow, serving as the centerpiece for the C-K AutumnFest, thousands of gourds must be artistically prepared by a tireless team of volunteers.

Rice Griffith gives a tour to Ceredo-Kenova Elementary students Wednesday at the Pumpkin House in Kenova.
(Herald-Dispatch photo by Lori Wolfe)
Bundled against the region’s cold snap Wednesday, groups of Halloween enthusiasts drilled, dug and diligently carved pre-drawn designs into pumpkins of all shapes and sizes at Ric Griffith’s Beech Street home.

Despite its limited shelf life, the display known as the Pumpkin House has become one of the favorite tourist attractions of West Virginia.

For more Halloween and fall fun in the region, such as haunted entertainment, family-friendly activities and seasonal outdoor pursuits, check today’s Weekend section.

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