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Children to spend "A Day in Deacon Land" at Wake Forest


October 23, 2007

Wake Forest University’s 19th Annual Project Pumpkin will provide safe Halloween fun for children from 50 invited agencies Oct. 25 from 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Hearn Plaza (the Quad) between Wait Chapel and Reynolda Hall.  The event is not open to the general public.

Hearn Plaza will be decorated like a fanciful “candy land,” reminiscent of the classic children’s board game and providing this year’s theme “A Day in Deacon Land.”  Student organizations will build a child-sized gingerbread house and costumed volunteers will escort children through residence halls for trick-or-treating.  Provost Jill Tiefenthaler is this year’s grand marshal and will make comments at 4:45 p.m.  Food Lion has made it’s highest-ever donation this year of over $1,200 in candy.

Morning show segments and interviews with Project Pumpkin organizers, performers and participating agency representatives can be arranged.  Media representatives must check in at the media table in front of Wait Chapel to receive a press kit and find out which children cannot be photographed.  To arrange coverage, contact Audrey Fannin at 336-758-4393.

Press Contacts:

Audrey Fannin
(336) 758-5237


Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


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