Wake Forest to host 800 children for ‘Project Pumpkin’ on Oct. 25

Wake Forest students host

Wake Forest students will host approximately 800 children from local schools and agencies for ‘Project Pumpkin’ on Wednesday, October 25, from 3 to 6 p.m. on Hearn Plaza.

The theme for this year’s event is “Heroes v. Villains.” Half of Hearn Plaza will be decorated with a hero theme while the other half will have villain decorations.

Hundreds of Wake Forest student volunteers dressed in costume will welcome children for an afternoon of carnival games, trick-or-treating, music and other entertainment. There will be performances from various a cappella groups, dance teams, the Spirit of the Old Gold and Black marching band, Chi Rho, Deacon Dhamaal and more.

In 1989, Wake Forest students started a Halloween festival on campus for local children. Project Pumpkin has become a Wake Forest tradition that participating schools and agencies in Winston-Salem look forward to each year.

Media representatives must check in at the information table outside of Wait Chapel. Wake Forest news team members will provide photography and videography guidelines for media on-site.

More information is available on the Project Pumpkin website.

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