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posted: 10/4/2012 4:10 PM

PumpkinFest in downtown Libertyville is kid friendly

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  • Painted pumpkins surround a tree at last year's PumpkinFest, presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club. This year's event is Saturday, Oct. 13.

      Painted pumpkins surround a tree at last year's PumpkinFest, presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club. This year's event is Saturday, Oct. 13.
    Courtesy of Libertyville Junior Woman's Club

  • Children decorate cookies at last year's PumpkinFest, presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club. This year's fest is Saturday, Oct. 13.

      Children decorate cookies at last year's PumpkinFest, presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club. This year's fest is Saturday, Oct. 13.
    Courtesy of Libertyville Junior Woman's Club

  • PumpkinFest, presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club, is Saturday, Oct. 13, with plenty of pumpkins for children.

      PumpkinFest, presented by the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club, is Saturday, Oct. 13, with plenty of pumpkins for children.
    Courtesy of Libertyville Junior Woman's Club

 
Liberty Junior Woman’s Club submission

The Libertyville Junior Woman's Club will present PumpkinFest 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in downtown Libertyville.

Activities include Touch the Trucks on Church Street from 10 a.m. until noon, sponsored by the Cook Memorial Library District, and entertainment provided by Improv Playhouse/Music Now DJ and Dance Academy of Libertyville.

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Attendees will receive a free pumpkin (sponsored by the Sunrise Rotary and Mickey Finn's) in exchange for a canned food donation to the Libertyville Township Food Pantry.

Pumpkin painting and other kids' crafts will be available in Cook Park, and various local businesses along Milwaukee Avenue will provide activities as well.

Look for volunteers handing out bright orange maps to see what each store is offering.

The Libertyville Junior Woman's Club is a charitable community organization that provides local agencies, such as Meals on Wheels of Catholic Charities, the Libertyville Senior Center, PADS, and The Lake County Haven, with volunteer and monetary support. The group also partners with other local organizations to host Libertyville Days.

The club meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month September through June, usually at the Libertyville Civic Center, 135 W. Church St., Libertyville.

For more information on PumpkinFest or the Libertyville Junior Woman's Club, visit libertyvillejuniors.org, or contact Jessica Brown (847) 918-1498.

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