The threat of rain did not deter the crowds who came to claim their pumpkins and make one of a kind creations to set out at home. Families painted together--most got covered in paint as they turned out all kinds of pumpkins. Some were works of art, others were "scarry" or not but within an hour most had their pumpkin ready with cobweb hair, spiders and a variety of self cut shapes to make them "exactly right." We even had glow-in-the-dark paint to add for final effects.
There were acts of heroism as tickets that would not be claimed because of sick children were passed on to others who were unable to get tickets. At the end of the day a mom generously gave her pumpkin to a little girl and her dad who came late so they could do one as there were no more to be had.
This was a totally volunteer staffed event headed by Dianne Koehler who teaches the arts and crafts classes weekly at the library. Thank so much to the wonderful people who turned out to help and to HEB for a cash donation and Heart of Texas Tolers for donating paint and some other materials.