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(left to right) Natalie and Jackson Burnell, of Wilmette, Paul and Andrew Novak of Northbrook and Sophia Burnell of Wilmette — show off their finished pumpkin creations Oct. 15, at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette. Heather Warthen/22nd Century Media
Sisters Sophia (left) and Natalie Burnell, of Wilmette, work together to carve their pumpkin. Photos by Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media
Alexa of Wilmette gives her son, Jackson, a hand in scooping out the seeds.
Staff Report
2:23 pm CDT October 21, 2014

From bats and witches to traditional jack-o’-lanterns and a pirate cat, the pumpkins transformed by members of 22nd Century Media’s Anchor Plus program were diverse, fun and free.

Held Oct. 15 at the pumpkin patch at Trinity United Methodist Church in Wilmette, members put their carving skills to the test as they used pre-made designs and their own imagination to create the perfect pumpkin.