The Great Pumpkin, grown by Mark Tobler of Grow It Green Morristown (at the Early Street Community Garden, paid a visit to the Vail Mansion on Tuesday evening, Nov. 2nd for the Arts Council of the Morris Area’s rescheduled 2nd annual Pumpkin Illumination Event.
Weighing in at over 400lbs., the giant gourd, artfully carved by Jim McCready of Morristown, needed 8 strong men to move it into its place of honor in front of the memorial at the Vail Mansion.
Other lit pumpkins lined the reflecting pool along with hundreds of votive candles – creating a shimmering, magical effect. It was truly a sight to behold.
Adding to the fun, the Mayo Center for the Performing Arts offered cider and donuts for sale and broadcast spooky music (from The Phantom of the Opera, the Twilight Zone, etc.).
L-R: Pumpkin Illuminator organizer, Kadie Dempsey with Pam Fenelon; Dennis Fenelon; Sharon Cain with her daughters.
Three views of Pumpkin Illumination by professional photographer, David Gruol.