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The first news: here is the Pumpkin House

Kenova’s Pumpkin House

Each year, the Pumpkin House displays a whopping 3,000 lanterns (carved pumpkins) in its front garden to delight visitors.

This year, the carving work began on October 22 with the help of a team of volunteers, including school groups and churches. Sometimes people can be carving until midnight!

The exposition, which is illuminated 24 hours a day, attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world, but is only open until about November 2. Then the organizers have to scoop up all the moldy mess.

Molly, one of the 2022 Living Art winners.

The spooky seasonal tradition was started by former Kenova Mayor Rick Griffith. Rick told First News: “The joy the Pumpkin House brings to people of all ages makes all the hard work worth it. An Australian radio station once asked me, “Why do you carve pumpkins?” and I said, “Because the grapes are too small!”

See www.hubbub.org.uk/eat-your-pumpkin for pumpkin recipes so you can avoid food waste this Halloween.

Youth! Send us your news and photos at [email protected] and publish your story on this page, and possibly in First News.

I entered the Spirited Arts 2022 competition and was selected as one of the winners.

For my piece, I drew nine women who face prejudice because of their lifestyles and choices. I depicted the types of verbal abuse they could receive personally. I have written the types of minor comments that they will all receive regardless of their decisions.

My piece shows that bullying doesn’t have to matter. As long as you’re happy with yourself, it shouldn’t be anyone else’s business, and those being bullied should stand tall.

It’s certainly mind-boggling given the odds, but I’m happy with my achievement.

Winning makes me hope that others who have been bullied for any of the above reasons will see my piece and know that people’s opinions don’t matter and that there are people out there who will love you no matter what.

Jasmine Harrison became the first woman to swim across Britain. The 23-year-old began her epic challenge at Land’s End in July and finished at John O’Groats in October this year. She has now sailed a total of 900 miles (1448 km)!

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