35th annual Pumpkin Festival giving away Oolenoy Community Building quilt

PUMKINTOWN — The 35th annual Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 12 will be giving away a quilt depicting the Oolenoy Community Building.

The building was originally the Oolenoy Schoolhouse and was built in 1918. In 1957, when rural schools were consolidated, the building became a community center. It now hosts the annual Pumpkin Festival and many other community events, such as weddings and reunions.

The quilt was designed by Susie Flowers and quilted by Ann Stowe. Tickets for this year’s quilt will be available at various locations in the Pumpkintown area for the next few weeks, and will also be available in the Community Center the day of the festival. The tickets are $1 each, and the drawing will be held at 4 p.m. on Oct. 12 during the festival. You do not have to be present to win the quilt.

The Pumpkintown Community Club, which sponsors the festival, meets the second Monday of January, April, June, August, September, October and November, and anyone is invited to join if interested in helping prepare for the festival or help with other community projects.

For more information on the Community Club please contact Club President Bob Flowers at 898-0261 or 884-2671.