WORTHINGTON There were many parents that purchased a pumpkin on Saturday, Oct. 3 — and there were a lot of children in the rain having fun painting their pumpkins in the Fareway parking lot.

The Early Risers Kiwanis Club hosted the event, during which free-will donations went to assist the organization with its all-inclusive playground planned for Chautauqua Park. Those donating items to serve hot dogs included Fareway, the Fareway Meat Department, Elwin Aggen of Ameriprise, Culligan, Pepsi and private donors; cookies were provided by Sinclair.

Dr. Jay Vargas, along with six young men and women from the law enforcement program at Minnesota West Community & Technical College, helped children and served food at the event. Kids could register for three painted pumpkins to be given away.

All are invited to an event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 in the Fareway parking lot. Pumpkins will be for sale, and hot dogs and brats will be available for a donation for the all-Inclusive playground.

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