Media Advisory: Location Change: Project Pumpkin to be held in Reynolds Gymnasium

Who: Wake Forest students will host more than 800 Winston-Salem area children from local agencies for Halloween fun (2014 Flickr gallery). This year’s festival will have an “Under the Sea” theme based on popular movies and television shows such as The Little Mermaid, Finding Nemo and Spongebob Squarepants.

What: Wake Forest students dressed in Halloween costumes will escort more than 800 children to collect candy, make crafts and watch musical performances by student groups.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28 from 3-6 p.m.

Where: Due to rain in the forecast, Project Pumpkin will be held in Reynolds Gym at Wake Forest University.

Why: In 1989, Wake Forest students started a Halloween festival on campus for local children. Twenty-seven years later, Project Pumpkin has become a Wake Forest tradition that participating schools and agencies in Winston-Salem look forward to each year. This year, more than 550 Wake Forest volunteers will welcome more than 800 children from 22 local agencies to the University for an afternoon of carnival games and trick-or-treating. There will be 11 performances from various a capella groups, dance teams, the cheer team and the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band.

Note: Media representatives must check in at the escort and media table located at the front desk of Reynolds Gym. Wake Forest news team members will provide photography and videography guidelines for media on-site.

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