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Originally named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called "ignis fatuus" or "jack-o'-lantern". It was not until 1837 that jack-o'-lantern appeared as a term for a carved vegetable lantern, and the carved pumpkin lantern association with Halloween is recorded in 1866.
      September 16th, 2012
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Catch the Glow

Pumpkin Carving Contest at Hayner

Article provide by Linda Jolly,

Troy-Hayner Cultural Center

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“Catch the Glow” at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center 301 W. Main Street on October 13 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. The Family Fun Night is a celebration of the fall season and includes a display of over 100 “glowing” entries in the pumpkin carving contest on the front lawn of the Hayner and many other family activities. This dramatic display of pumpkin “artistry” as well as family fun has become a tradition for many that is enjoyed by people of all ages, and is free and open to the public.

“Catch The Glow” on children’s faces as children and their families participate in activities in the Hayner art studio and courtyard. Activities, seasonal crafts, a pumpkin painting and decorating station and face painter will be available to brighten the faces of children in attendance. New this year is a Halloween tent in the courtyard with a friendly guide that children will enjoy.

People of all ages will enjoy the guitar styling of Keith Lykins, at 6:30 P.M. or Eric Loy at 8:30 P.M. in the Hayner ballroom. Both performances will be free and open to the public.

“Catch The Glow” from Hayner’s Pumpkin Carving Contest that will be held on the lawn of the Hayner Center starting at 6 p.m. with judging for the event at 6:30 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded between 6:45 and 7p.m. for the “Best Master Carver”, “Best Junior Master Carver”, “Best Family Project Carving”, “ Best Team Carving”, “ Best Business Carving”, “Best Non-Profit Carving” and “Best Team Carving”.

Individuals, organizations and businesses are encouraged to participate in the pumpkin-carving contest. Our event sponsor Fulton Family Farms will provide free pumpkins for the first 100 carving contest registrations, with a limit of one pumpkin per person.
Visit www.troyhayner.com and click on“ Catch The Glow At The Hayner” or stop by the Troy- Hayner for registration and contest entry information.






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