3 reasons to go, help out and get involved with Dayton’s annual Pumpkin Glow

By Kamron Taylor, Staff Writer

The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow is right around the corner. You know what that means -- Dayton will soon be basking in the glow of over 800 beautifully carved pumpkins behind Dayton Art Institute on October 30th and 31st.  

"The pumpkins are all lit across the street and I think everyone is amazed about how the pumpkins are carved," said Judy Chaffin, pumpkin carving organizer. "Everyone is so thankful and so kind and it's just a great thing! When you just go out there and take a look at it, I think it is just beautiful."

This year, there are many different ways you can get involved. Pitch in and help organizers ensure Stoddard Ave glows brighter than ever before. These are your 3 reasons to go, help out and get involved.

1. Because the process ain't easy

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But teamwork makes the dream work! There are so many ways you can get involved leading up to the actual event. Anything from pumpkin carving to pumpkin transportation can help the event kick off without a hitch!

If you want to help out, contact Chaffin at (937) 226-0693. She’ll need help from October 26th - November 1st. Just make sure you let her know before you show up. All ages and skill levels are welcome and greatly appreciated. 

  • 2. But the actual event is Glow’d up!

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    Over 800 pumpkins. You’ve seen the pictures -- they're all over the Internet. Pumpkins on Stoddard Ave. light the entire Dayton street. So bring your pumpkin spice latte, break out the fall jacket and venture out to enjoy something that’ll really get you into the Halloween spirit!

  • 3. Because it’s creativity at its absolute finest

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    It’s remarkable to see the many different creations each year. Your basic jack-o-lantern barely scratches the surface of what is actually seen on October 30th-31st. You have to see this for yourself.

 

Want to go? 

WHAT: The Pumpkin Glow on Stoddard Avenue  
WHERE: Stoddard Avenue, Dayton (located behind the Dayton Art Institute)
HOURS: October 30-31, beginning at dusk and ending around 11 p.m.
INFO: Facebook | (937) 226-0693