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Turning Pointe’s Pumpkin Race

On October 15, Turning Pointe Autism Foundation will host their first annual Pumpkin Race down Rotary Hill.

“Our transition students create these beautiful kits that we are selling for $20 and the kits include two axels and four skateboard wheels and instructions. And we’re aksing folks from the community, disabled, abled, young, old, to come out and participate by putting the axels on their pumpkins, and racing them, derby-style, down Rotary Hill,” said Executive Director for Turning Pointe Autism Foundation, Carrie Provenzale.

Preliminary heats take place between 12 p.m. and 3 p.m., with finals starting after 3:30 p.m.

But even if your pumpkin isn’t the fastest, you can still win for style as decorative awards are also up for grabs. 

You can learn more about the Pumpkin Race, and order your own race kit, on Turning Pointe’s website at

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.




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