The Niles Noon Optimists present: The Great Pumpkin Race! The Great Pumpkin Race is held directory behind the YMCA on Canal Street as you enter Plym Park.
Children decorate a pumpkin, add 2 axles and 4 wheels so they can race their pumpkin down a small hill. Some children decorate their pumpkin so it coordinates with their Halloween costume. Pumpkins are judged in 5 categories including "Pumpkin Only a Mother Can Love" and the "Grand Trophy Pumpkin" Award. All children may receive a Pumpkin Race ribbon.
The Boy Scouts are usually on hand to show smaller children how to make marshmallow shooters. The troop may also sell water, hot dogs and other snacks to raise money.