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Colby Gatzke as Darth Vader with his pumpkin
REPORTING · 31st October 2012
Walter McFarlane
Riverlodge held its annual Halloween Howl on Sunday, October 28th. The afternoon started with the Pumpkin Carving Contest where families could show up, carve a Jack-O-Lantern and have it judged by the community.

“It’s a place for families to come to do the messy pumpkin carving down here instead of having to mess up their house and it’s a good social thing for the families to get together and do. The kids can come here too; some parents don’t like to take their kids around trick or treating. They can come here to the booths in the carnival and pick up their Halloween treats,” said Marcy Rice.

All in all, there were 41 pumpkins carved into Jack-O-Lanterns.
At 3:15, the penny carnival put on by businesses in Kitimat began. The first 45 minutes were dedicated to the preschool aged children in Kitimat. At 4:00 in the afternoon, the lights dimmed for the older children.

Rice expressed it was also an opportunity for community groups to come out and give something to the community. Present were Supervalu, the Kitimat Food Share Program, Instaloan, Envision and Husky among others.

“It is a fun event for the community and kids who attend and the community groups who participate. Everyone has fun dressing up and they have a good time,” said Rice.
Logan and Hayden Calkins as Thor and Iron Man.  Sierra Mazurak in the Background.
Logan and Hayden Calkins as Thor and Iron Man. Sierra Mazurak in the Background.
Charles and Raphael Gagnon as Spider-Man and a pirate.
Charles and Raphael Gagnon as Spider-Man and a pirate.
Sofie Ferris carves a pumpkin with her father.
Sofie Ferris carves a pumpkin with her father.