`Pumpkin Carve and Show' at Chadds Ford Faces of...

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October 25, 2001|By Karin Remesch

`Pumpkin Carve and Show' at Chadds Ford

Faces of ghosts, goblins and other creatures emerge from the darkness with an eerie glow when artists begin carving huge pumpkins at 5 p.m. today in the grove behind the Chadds Ford Historical Society's Barn in Chadds Ford, Pa. The pumpkins of the "Pumpkin Carve and Show" are huge, some weighing 350 pounds. At nightfall, the pumpkins are lighted for judging, and visitors will vote for the "People's Choice." The glowing pumpkins will again be displayed tomorrow and Saturday at the Great Pumpkin Show. Live music, hot food and hayrides offered each evening.

Carving and show hours are 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today through Saturday at the Historical Society's Barn on Route 100 North, 1/4 mile off U.S. 1. Rain date for the carve is tomorrow. Admission is $2, free under 6. Call 610-388-7376.

`Rock, Roll and Remember'

You'll "Rock Around the Clock" with Bill Haley's Comets, you'll be "Dancing in the Streets" with Martha Reeves and the Vandellas and you'll revel in a " ... Kind of Hush" sung by Peter Noone and Herman's Hermits. In addition to attending an oldies concert, you'll want to dust off your saddle shoes for a Record Hop Dance Party with the legendary disc jockey/TV show host Buddy Deane. And, you can show off your own singing talents at a StarQuest/Fun Seekers Karaoke Contest that offers more than $5,000 in cash prizes. The events are all part of the "Rock, Roll and Remember Weekend" tomorrow and Saturday at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, Coastal Highway and 40th Street in Ocean City.

The karaoke contest is 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the record hop 8 p.m. to midnight tomorrow. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $25 and $35 for Saturday's concert only; $35 and $45 for a weekend pass, good for all three events. For tickets, call 410-289-8314; for karaoke registration, call 410-798-6304.

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