You Did What to a Pumpkin?
The Autumnal season is dedicated to pumpkin patches, apple picking, and the ever important tradition of pumpkin carving in preparation for Halloween. Over the years many an amazing, and many an odd, thing has been carved into, and done to a pumpkin.
Pumpkin patches are often frequented by families as an autumn tradition. Last year, Rogue farms opened their pumpkin patch to the public along with use of their apple launching slingshot, but apples are not the only produce that people have been launched from it. One Saxon parent took joy in launching the smaller pumpkins that they found into the sling.
“The apples didn’t go as far, so they weren’t nearly as fun,” the parent said. “But some of the pumpkins were able to fly into the parking lot. They didn’t hit any cars, but one landed close to mine. And it had to be from me, because no one else was launching pumpkins from the slingshot.”
Most trips to the pumpkin patch, aside from the one previously described, end in taking home the perfect pumpkin to carve and decorate. This year, however, an odd trend has arose as an alternative to carving: transforming a pumpkin into an emoji. The trend was featured on the Brit+Co Snapchat story on Oct. 15. This less messy way to dress up a pumpkin can easily be done by almost anyone in the family. One can simply attach the characteristics of their favorite emoji, whether it be distinct eyes, a smile, or hair, to the pumpkin using tape.
Decorating, however, is not the only thing that teenagers tend to do to pumpkins around this time of year. On Thursday, Oct. 14, a pumpkin the size of a male torso was taken from outside of a Roth’s grocery store. The culprit, 18 years of age, was accompanied by a fellow peer during the squash heist. They are unaware of the exact size or weight of the pumpkin, as well as exactly what time the pumpkin was taken.
“I don’t know how many pounds, four maybe? We don’t remember exactly, it was pretty late,” an anonymous source said.
The relatively large squash is now residing in an undisclosed location, and the thieves have no intention of returning it to the local grocery store.