Waldameer Park lights up for Halloween at the annual Pumpkin Walk

Ashlee Patron, Copy Editor

The Pumpkin Walk sponsored by The Penn State Extension Master Gardeners is taking place Saturday, Oct. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 5 at Waldameer and Waterworld Park. The event is a fundraiser for the Master Gardeners, and is used to educate the public about the art and practice of garden cultivation and management.  One of the chair members, Debbie Bernardini, says that “It takes a lot of volunteers to make the event work. Over 62 groups volunteered last year, and we hope for the same turn out.” Anyone can volunteer, and the volunteer hours are posted online. After the pumpkins are carved, they are placed around the trail in numerical order. People can enjoy a spectacularly lit one mile path through the park made up of hundreds of carved pumpkins. Educational exhibits for all ages and rides on the Merry Go Round are also available. The event begins at 6:00 P.M and concludes at 9:00 P.M, leaving three hours filled with fun for the whole family. Admission prices are posted online, falling at just $3.00 for anyone three and up. Waldameer is the new venue for the Pumpkin Walk, and is the home for Halloween fun. 

The Master Gardener’s Club