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Gallery: A snowy day for pumpkins

Jack Loberg, age 2, of Ellsworth, showed off his monkey costume with grandma Spring Loberg Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ellsworth. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 11
Lt. Steve Albarado manned the Pierce County D.A.R.E. car Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ellsworth. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 11
Smokey the Bear led a group of brave, costumed children during the Pumpkins in the Park costume parade Saturday, Oct. 28 in East End Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia3 / 11
The Ellsworth Funsters costume contest winners included Maggie Pechacek of Ellsworth, Isabelle Nichols of Hager City, Tobey Anderson of Plum City and Keira Aufderhar of Ellsworth School District. Little Isabelle was not so happy during her photo experience at Pumpkins in the Park Saturday, Oct. 28, in East End Park, but her mom was not far away. For more Pumpkins in the Park photos, turn to page A2 or visit www.piercecountyherald.com. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia4 / 11
(From left): Kayleigh (age 5), Kendra (age 10) and Keira (age 4) Aufderhar didn't let the cold deter their fun at the Ellsworth Funsters Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 28. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia5 / 11
Smokey the Bear led a group of brave, costumed children during the Pumpkins in the Park costume parade Saturday, Oct. 28 in East End Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia6 / 11
The LaFave family, including brothers Theo and Oskar, had a great time during pumpkin bowling at the Funsters' Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ellsworth's East End Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia7 / 11
Grayson Frosch, age 2, and Ryder Frosch, age 4, of Ellsworth, were absorbed in eating their cookies Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Ellsworth Pumpkins in the Park event. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia8 / 11
It looked more like Christmas than Halloween as snow blanketed the pumpkins being given away by the Funsters in exchange for a food pantry donation Saturday, Oct. 28. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia9 / 11
Ellsworth Funsters (from left) Brian Yanish, K.P. (she said no one knows her real name) and Tom Petrovic were dishing up hotdogs and hot chocolate Saturday, Oct. 28 at the Ellsworth Funsters event. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia10 / 11
The 0-2 age group gathered to show off its costumes at the Funsters Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 28 in East End Park. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia11 / 11

A little snow didn't put a damper on the Ellsworth Funsters Pumpkins in the Park event Saturday, Oct. 28 in Ellsworth's East End Park.

Brave souls warmed their fingers on cups of hot chocolate, froze beneath the glittery spray to get crazy hair, and donated boxes of good to the food shelf.

Winners of the annual costume parade contest were Maggie Pechacek, Keira Aufderhar, Isabelle Nichols and Tobey Anderson.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in Febraury 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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