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Last chance to get your pumpkins for Halloween!

October 30, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Shelburne Fresh Variety, located at 604 Owen Sound St., is selling pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. These pumpkins are perfect for carving your Halloween jack-o’-lanterns! A jack-o’-lantern (or jack o’lantern) is a carved pumpkin, or turnip, associated with the holiday of Halloween and named after the phenomenon of strange light flickering over peat bogs, called will-o’-the-wisp or jack-o’-lantern. In a jack-o’-lantern, the top of the pumpkin is cut off to form a lid and the inside flesh then scooped out; an image, usually a monstrous or comical face, is carved out of the pumpkin’s rind to expose the hollow interior. To create the lantern effect, a light source (such as a candle or tea light) is placed within before the lid is closed. This is traditionally a flame or electric candle, though electric pumpkin lights featuring various colors and flickering effects are also marketed specifically for this purpose. It is common to see jack-o’-lanterns on doorsteps and otherwise used as decorations prior to and during Halloween. As with any candle, make sure you don’t leave it unattended. From the Shelburne Free Press, have a safe and spooky Halloween!

Photo by Wendy Gabrek

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