As Halloween quickly approaches, preparation for the big night quickly piles up. Raking leaves, finding the perfect Halloween costume, and buying trick-or-treating candy are all things the average family has to do prepare for the holiday. One of the most time consuming activities is pumpkin carving. Although it is a tradition to carve a pumpkin at Halloween, many parents try to avoid it at all costs because of the messiness and precautions that have to be taken with the project.
This year the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department are offering busy parents the solution: a creative pumpkin carving class. Children who have a flair for creating and love making a mess are perfect for this event, which will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16 in the 4-H Exhibit Hall.
A Parks and Recreation staff member will carefully monitor the children while carving, and they will use a carving kit that does not include sharp tools such as knives. Each child will be given a pumpkin and, if wanted, a pattern to cut into their pumpkin.
The event is for children ages 6-12 and costs $20 for a resident and $23 for a non-resident. Registration is requested for this event and can be done by calling the Parks and Recreation Department at 573-339-6340 or completing a form in person at the A.C. Brase Arena Building between 8a.m. – 5p.m. Registration closes on Oct. 7.