1780 – The Official Blog of Transylvania University

1780 | The Official Blog of Transylvania University

Transylvania’s PumpkinMania celebration, fall festival go virtual for 2020

Transylvania University’s PumpkinMania, a pumpkin-carving event and display, and Alumni Fall Festival are going virtual this month instead of happening in person. The annual events will feature online activities — including an opportunity to share photos of your jack-o’-lanterns — with the larger community. “While we look forward every year to the opportunity to bring our neighbors onto our campus for PumpkinMania and the Alumni Fall Festival, this year it’s important to ensure that we are staying ‘Healthy at Transy’ and protecting our students, staff, faculty and the larger community,” said President Brien Lewis.  “We look forward to welcoming everyone back to Transy’s campus for PumpkinMania in 2021,” Lewis continued. “This October, we invite you to join our virtual celebration.” Instead of hosting a pumpkin carving event and filling the steps of historic Old Morrison with them for the tenth year in a row, the community is invited to carve one at home and send a photo of it to PumpkinMania@transy.edu so it can be added to a photo collage that will be shared on social media this Halloween. Those looking to have their carving skills on public display can make a “Pumpkin Pledge” to donate their carved works to Lexington Parks and Recreation for the first-ever jack-o’-lantern trail at McConnell Springs.  Transylvania’s 5th annual Alumni Fall Festival is also moving online with two events open to the community — a coloring contest for students and the Transy Trot Virtual