Monday, October 22, 2001
The annual Keene Pumpkin Festival is this upcoming weekend. Last year they had over 23, 727 jack-o-laterns there. They are hoping ot break the record this year. I was born in Keene and grew up in nearby Winchester and was made aware of the festival (which began in 1991) when I saw a piece on it last year on CNN. The population of Keene is 25,000 so it could happen this year that there will be more pumpkins than people there!