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Sibley offers remaining jack-o'-lanterns as livestock feed

Erica Dischino / Tribune Pumpkins left from Sibley State Park’s annual jack-o'-Lantern walk are available to be picked up for livestock feed. The pumpkins will remain on the path until the middle of next week.1 / 3
Erica Dischino / Tribune Pumpkins left from Sibley State Park’s annual jack-o'-Lantern walk are available to be picked up for livestock feed. The pumpkins will remain on the path until the middle of next week.2 / 3
Erica Dischino / Tribune Pumpkins left from Sibley State Park’s annual jack-o'-Lantern walk are available to be picked up for livestock feed. The pumpkins will remain on the path until the middle of next week.3 / 3

NEW LONDON — More than 75 disheveled jack-o'-lanterns carved with spooky and goofy faces could become livestock feed.

Following the third annual jack-o'-lantern walk at Sibley State Park, Park Naturalist Kelsey Olson said the pumpkins are being offered to local livestock farmers.

"Do you have horses, cows, pigs or other livestock that would appreciate a pumpkin treat?" Olson asked in a news release announcing the giveaway.

If so, farmers are asked to bring a wagon, or make arrangements to use the park's wagon, and walk along the Pond View Trail to pick up carved pumpkins that had been lit and placed on the trail for an evening walk Monday night.

Pumpkins will remain on the trail until the middle of next week, Olson said.

The trail where the pumpkins are located starts at the Interpretive Center. The 0.7-mile dirt path loop is on flat terrain.

Call 320-354-2002 with questions or to arrange to use the park wagon if it is available.

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