Media Advisory: Project Pumpkin

On Oct. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m., Wake Forest will host more than 1,400 Winston-Salem area children from local agencies and organizations for Halloween festivities on Hearn Plaza.

From princess castles to silly monsters, Wake Forest’s 24th annual Project Pumpkin festival will provide an afternoon full of Disney-themed Halloween fun. Dressed as their favorite Disney characters, nearly 1,000 Wake Forest students will accompany the children as they play carnival games, trick-or-treat in residence halls, and enjoy live musical entertainment from campus student groups.

“Project Pumpkin allows Wake Forest students to reconnect with a little bit of their childhood while providing the children with a safe, nurturing and enjoyable Halloween experience,” says Patrick Yarborough, chairperson for the event.

The event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

Media representatives must check in at the escort and media table in front of Wait Chapel to receive a press kit and photography guidelines.

The following Wake Forest campus leaders and student organizers will be available for commentary:

Marianne Magjuka, director of campus life, 336-758-4070

Shelley Sizemore, assistant director of campus life and services, 336-391-2553

Patrick Yarborough, student chairperson for Project Pumpkin, 301-651-2743


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