Powell Gardens Seeks Volunteers to Carve Pumpkins for GLOW Jack-o-Lantern Festival 

Calling all pumpkin enthusiasts: Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, is looking for volunteers to help carve pumpkins for its GLOW: Jack-o'-Lantern Festival, which takes place Oct. 14-15, 2016. 

To create a magical experience, staff and volunteers will carve 700+ pumpkins for the festival. The carving takes place from 5-9 p.m. Oct. 12 and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Oct. 13. Volunteers are welcome to help any time within those hours, and they will receive a free festival pass so they can see the results of their work. 

Carvers must be at least 16-years-old, and all skill levels are welcome. Groups are also welcome. For more information or to sign up, please contact Connie Harclerode, volunteer coordinator at Powell Gardens, at volunteeratpowell@gmail.com. 

About Powell Gardens

Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, is set on 970 acres of lush, rolling hills 30 miles east of Kansas City on Highway 50. Powell Gardens encompasses exquisite display gardens, trails, lakes, windswept meadows and more, and offers classes, performances and festivals year-round.