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Museum to Host Pumpkin Illumination

The Marblehead Museum will host a pumpkin illumination later this month.

The Marblehead Museum and Historical Society will be hosting their fifth annual Pumpkin Illumination at the Jeremiah Lee Mansion on Oct. 24.

On that Wednesday evening, the Lee Mansion garden will be full of lit pumpkins, Halloween music will be provided by Philip Alexander and entrants will be up for cool prizes in a host of categories.

The cost will be $3 per person and $10 per family.

The annual illumination benefits the Marblehead Family Fund and the Marblehead Museum.

The event is scheduled to coincide with the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce's Trick or Treat Night, the combination of which is expected to make for a fun evening for families.

Both carved and decorated pumpkins may be entered for the event.

Pumpkins should be dropped off between 2 and 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, at the Lee Mansion Garden.

Categories include: scariest, smallest, largest, best 10 years and under, best painted, best group, best carved, best 5 years and under, best themed, most historical, most Marblehead and most creative.

Pumpkin Judges: Gene Arnould of Arnould Gallery, Anne Marie Casey, Executive Director of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce and Judy Jacobi, a member of the Marblehead Board of Selectmen.

Pumpkin exhibitors can take home their pumpkins after 7:30 p.m. that night or the next morning, and still be use them for the Halloween weekend.

Residents looking for more information are encouraged to call 781-631-1768.  

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