For thirty years Ron and Donna Feest carved pumpkins and lit them up for the community to enjoy during Halloween, that tradition is back as a tribute to the couple who are no longer with us.
It has been fourteen years since the community got to enjoy one of their favorite traditions, however an idea turned to action and for at least one more time families enjoyed the lit up pumpkins.
Ron Feest passed away this summer and a family friend, Julie Schroeder approached Ron’s daughters about the tribute, then the community donated and carved over 300 pumpkins for people to enjoy.
“Young and old alike,” said Kay Hendries. “They are telling us stories that they came when they were kids and now they are bringing their kids wonderful.”
That was exactly the case for the Humphrey’s family, Amanda told us she came to this house every year starting when she was five years old, today she brought her young son Rowan.
“That’s epic actually that is a huge thank you,” said Humphreys. “I always remember the popcorn and it was always our last stop.”
The pumpkin house started with the family carving pumpkins, however it turned into a Two Rivers tradition and tonight it was a special tribute for a special man.
“He’s smiling down on us, he’s smiling and thoroughly enjoying this,” said Hendries.