LACONIA — With 48 days remaining until the 25th New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival in downtown Laconia on October 24, festival organizers are encouraging schools, businesses and civic organizations to strut their stuff by taking part in the event by either displaying or disposing of pumpkins.
Schools may register to carve and show pumpkins while businesses and civic organizations can contribute by sponsoring a school and providing it with pumpkins to display. Alternatively businesses and civic organization can display their own pumpkins by sponsoring one of the racks holding as many as 50 pumpkins, which will line the downtown streets.
When the festival ends, the Pumpkin Dump Derby begins as a dozen teams representing different charities compete for the top prize of $1,000 by removing pumpkins from their assigned areas in the shortest time. All competitors will receive $100 for their effort.
To register to receive, display or dump pumpkins visit the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce website — www.Lakes Region Chamber.org — or — PumpkinFestival2015.org. Questions may be addressed Karmen Gifford, executive director of the Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 524-5531.
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