First Annual Pumpkin Totem Pole Winner!

Congratulations to Chat Stroh and her daughter, Gabi Tallman, for creating the winning pumpkin totem!


By Helen Laitinen, Volunteer

Nine creative totems were entered in the contest, and visitors voted for their favorite. The winning mother-daughter team was awarded a trophy custom-designed by Boxerwood volunteer Liz Kuehner. Entries in the Pumpkin Pole contest were from local businesses, organizations, families, and the Boxerwood Board of Directors.

The pumpkin trail through the Fairy Forest was lined with 150 Jack-O-Lanterns creatively carved and donated by local families and individuals. As darkness descended on the Fairy Forest, the lighted pumpkins created an enchanting walkway through the forest.

Mark your calendar for next year’s Pumpkin Walk and join in the fun! Carve a Jack-O-Lantern, gather friends, co-workers, club members, and create a Totem to enter in the contest.

Until next year’s Pumpkin Walk, keep up with all that’s happening on our blog or our events page, Facebook and InstaGram for our holiday workshops as well as winter, spring, and summer events! And, don’t forget our summer concert series and summer camps. There’s always something happening at Boxerwood!


A special “Thank You!”

  • To the individuals, families, groups and businesses that created and donated over 150 jack-o-lanterns and totems
  • To the many volunteers that make our events possible, and
  • To those who came to participate and enjoy this creative and fun community event.


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