Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Carbondale Hosts Pumpkin Race
CARBONDALE -- Some folks in Carbondale are hoping to start a new Halloween tradition. Businesses and groups participated Saturday in the city's first-ever pumpkin race.
Each team hand-crafted some unique-looking pumpkin-racing machines. Prizes were awarded for the largest pumpkin, the fastest, and the most creative. One of the largest pumpkins came from the Wells Fargo team.
"Our staff got together on this one and came up with the idea, and I'll be honest, I thought it was crazy. And then one of our staff members got the idea to bring in a 120 pound pumpkin, which i thought was even more impossible to build," says Dan Lampe, a manager with Wells Fargo Advisers.
The Rotary Club joined up with several city organizations to sponsor Saturday's event.
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