Pumpkin Village, a multi county success

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Once thought of as a place for Colusa County families to have fun and celebrate fall, Colusa County Pumpkin Village has expanded its bounds, bringing guests from Sutter and Butte Counties.

“We are in our second year, and already word has spread to outlying counties,” said Colusa County Fair CEO Jonathan Howard.

More than 1,200 students from Colusa County Schools joined students from Meridian, Gridley, and Yuba City.

This year’s event attracted many alike for its abundance of family-friendly activities including the popular hay bale pyramid, corn kernel sand box, pedal cart racing, hay and corn mazes, and much more.

Howard commented that the village has grown in size, activities, and participation: “We hope to see it continue to grow each year.”

Colusa County Pumpkin Village opened on Oct. 15 and 16 for the public, and followed with four days dedicated to the students from area schools.

Pleased with the response, Howard commented that Pumpkin Village is a labor of love.

“We have been so lucky to have great volunteers and sponsors for this event,” he said. “I just can’t thank them enough.”

For Howard, its more than just his own passion for the Halloween holiday. “It’s about the kids,” he said. “It just doesn’t get better than that.”

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Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2007. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.