On October 17-20, 2013, the trails in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum will be lined with hundreds of lighted jack-o-lanterns for Parks and Recreation’s 5th Annual Pumpkin Trail! To make this happen, we need the people of Lubbock to donate their carved pumpkins to the Pumpkin Trail. The more carved pumpkins we get from the community, the longer the trail. Last year, we received 1,578 pumpkins and had over 20,000 people visit the trail! Our goal this year is 2,000 pumpkins! Watch the pumpkin count grow at www.playlubbock.com or on our Facebook page at Lubbock Parks and Recreation.
Groups bringing 10 or more pumpkins will have a sign posted on the trail with their name or logo on it. Pumpkin carvings must be family-friendly and appropriate for even the youngest child. We are asking all participants to carve their pumpkins no earlier than Monday, October 14, so that they stay fresh throughout the four-day event. Whether you plan to carve one pumpkin or a dozen, call Hodges Community Center at 767-3706, and let us know how many pumpkins you are bringing as we build towards our goal! In addition to pumpkins, we are also signing up sponsors and also volunteer groups to help each night as candle lighters, trail guides and counters.
Deliver carved pumpkins to the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum on Wednesday, October 16 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Lubbock Memorial Arboretum is located at 4111 University and the delivery site is on the east side of the parking lot. Look for the “DELIVER PUMPKINS HERE” signs!