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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 15, 2011
Smashing a perfectly good pumpkin typically is in poor taste, unless it was done Saturday at Renfrew Museum and Park's 18th annual Pumpkin Festival using a medieval pumpkin launcher called a trebuchet. "I like watching the pumpkins go ka-boom," said Annette Martenot, 8, of Hagerstown. "When you see it fly over and hit the ground, it just splatters. " No matter how long she had to wait, she was determined to launch a pumpkin using the 12th-century invention. Annette raised her arms and pulled the 65-pound metal frock over her 21st-century attire.
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October 15, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- In light of the cold, wet weather forecast for the weekend, organizers of Renfrew's annual Pumpkin Festival are having a "rain-out sale" in place of original festival plans on Saturday, Oct. 17, "from 11 a.m. to sold out," at Renfrew Park's picnic pavilion in Waynesboro. The annual event is a joint fundraiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. Admission will be free, with many items for sale, said Melodie Anderson-Smith, executive director of Renfrew Institute.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 17, 2009
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- On a chilly and rainy Saturday morning, the 17th annual Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park offered warm soup, cider and smiles for guests huddled in a pavilion. "Everybody seems pretty happy today," said Doug Tengler, president of Renfrew Committee Inc. Pumpkin Festival organizers called an emergency meeting Thursday, when weather forecasts indicated they were in for a rough weekend. Bonnie Iseminger, Renfrew Museum and Park administrator, said canceling the festivities never was an option.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | February 14, 2007
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - William Reynolds said Tuesday he will continue growing pumpkins and hosting a pumpkin festival at his farm for at least five more years. "We are not looking to do anything at present," he said. "We are just looking at our options. " Reynolds, who along with his wife, Lois, owns Reynolds Farm on Gehr Road in Waynesboro, said the sketch plan presented to the Washington Township Planning Commission Monday for developing his farm into 15 lots is just one of many possibilities for the land.
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by BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | October 17, 2004
bonnieb@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, PA. - Pumpkin carving has come a long way since fathers used a paring knife to cut triangles for the eyes and nose, then carved a few squared-off teeth for their children's pumpkins at Halloween. Children now use paper patterns to create intricate designs and have a variety of small, safe tools for sawing through thick pumpkin shells. Despite Saturday's damp, chilly weather, a small crowd gathered at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro to "gut" and carve pumpkins, decorate pumpkin-shaped cookies, make scarecrows and eat soup, cider, apples, breads and hot dogs.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER/Staff Correspondent | October 15, 2006
WAYNESBORO, PA. - Waynesboro welcomed fall this weekend with pumpkin pie, pumpkin carving and, of course, pumpkin chucking. Renfrew Museum and Renfrew Institute hosted the 15th annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday, where thousands of people enjoyed hayrides, live music, food and flying pumpkins. Sponsored by M&T Bank, the Pumpkin Festival is Renfrew's largest fundraiser. Planned months in advance, this year's festival included many new elements, including a pumpkin pie contest.
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October 18, 2008
Pet fair and fall festival FUNKSTOWN - Halloween pet costume parade and contest at noon with prizes for scariest, cutest, prettiest, most original. A M.A.S.H. unit where kids can bring their "injured" stuffed animals for repair. Many rescue organizations represented with exhibits/demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St. Call 301-733-7579. Pumpkin festival WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bluegrass entertainment by Twin Hill Express.
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by KATE S. ALEXANDER | October 12, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - After months without a curator, Renfrew Museum and Park has chosen to restructure its administration, eliminating the curator position. With a unanimous vote, the Renfrew Committee Inc. (RCI) decided two was better than one and replaced the curator with an administrator and a supervisor of visitor services, a Renfrew official said Wednesday. "Renfrew does not have a great need for curator at this time, its history is well-defined," said David Hykes, chairman of the personnel committee and chair of the Renfrew executive committee.
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by DON AINES | September 8, 2004
chambersburg@herald-mail.com WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The corn is as high as an elephant's eye, which makes it hard to see if one happens to be standing in the middle of a 4-acre field. The corn maze at Renfrew Park is open again with a new layout designed to befuddle those who take the challenge of getting from point "A" to point "B" the hard way. On a scaffolding in the middle of the maze, however, Roy Struble was perched Sunday, ready to give directions to the hopelessly lost.
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October 15, 2005
Mountain State Apple Harvest Festival Festival events include a grand parade, arts and crafts show, live entertainment, dancing and a fireworks display. Today's events will be held throughout Berkeley and Jefferson counties; Sunday's events will be at the Berkeley County Youth Fairgrounds, off Golf Course Road in Martinsburg, W.Va. For information and schedules, go to www.msahf.com . Pancake breakfast The junior class of Boonsboro High School will sponsor its annual pancake breakfast.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 20, 2012
With plenty of homemade food, live music, hayrides, pumpkin carving and a full day of activities, the 19th annual Pumpkin Festival was a smashing success for all ages. “We expect more than 1,000 people. It's just been a perfect day,” said Melodie Anderson-Smith, director of the Renfrew Institute in Waynesboro. The event is a fundraiser for the Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum and Park. It was Dave and Linda Stottlemyer's lucky day when they happened upon the activities at Renfrew.
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October 11, 2012
The 19th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival will be Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Renfrew Park. The event will be held rain or shine. The festival includes a full day of activities for all ages. Bluegrass music will be provided by Eric and Kate Avey of the Boro Boogie Pickers. There also will be pumpkin carving, games and other activities during the festival, which is a joint fundraiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. Visitors can try their hand at the corn toss game and pumpkin bowling.
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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | October 15, 2011
Smashing a perfectly good pumpkin typically is in poor taste, unless it was done Saturday at Renfrew Museum and Park's 18th annual Pumpkin Festival using a medieval pumpkin launcher called a trebuchet. "I like watching the pumpkins go ka-boom," said Annette Martenot, 8, of Hagerstown. "When you see it fly over and hit the ground, it just splatters. " No matter how long she had to wait, she was determined to launch a pumpkin using the 12th-century invention. Annette raised her arms and pulled the 65-pound metal frock over her 21st-century attire.
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By JENNIFER FITCH | October 17, 2009
WAYNESBORO, PA. -- On a chilly and rainy Saturday morning, the 17th annual Pumpkin Festival at Renfrew Park offered warm soup, cider and smiles for guests huddled in a pavilion. "Everybody seems pretty happy today," said Doug Tengler, president of Renfrew Committee Inc. Pumpkin Festival organizers called an emergency meeting Thursday, when weather forecasts indicated they were in for a rough weekend. Bonnie Iseminger, Renfrew Museum and Park administrator, said canceling the festivities never was an option.
NEWS
October 15, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- In light of the cold, wet weather forecast for the weekend, organizers of Renfrew's annual Pumpkin Festival are having a "rain-out sale" in place of original festival plans on Saturday, Oct. 17, "from 11 a.m. to sold out," at Renfrew Park's picnic pavilion in Waynesboro. The annual event is a joint fundraiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. Admission will be free, with many items for sale, said Melodie Anderson-Smith, executive director of Renfrew Institute.
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October 15, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The 16th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival will be held rain or shine Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Renfrew Park. Visitors will encounter bluegrass entertainment by the Boro Boogie Pickers, pumpkin carving, games and other activities during the festival, which is a joint fundraiser for Renfrew Institute and Renfrew Museum. The ever-popular "pumpkin-chuckin" trebuchet will run throughout the day. Other popular activities are the scarecrow-making workshop and hay rides.
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October 9, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The 16th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 17, at Renfrew Park in Waynesboro, rain or shine. The festival includes bluegrass entertainment by the Boro Boogie Pickers, pumpkin carving, games and other activities. A lunch of traditional black bean or vegetable soup, homemade bread, cider and an apple is included in the price of admission, which is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 12, and free for children age 3 and younger.
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October 18, 2008
Pet fair and fall festival FUNKSTOWN - Halloween pet costume parade and contest at noon with prizes for scariest, cutest, prettiest, most original. A M.A.S.H. unit where kids can bring their "injured" stuffed animals for repair. Many rescue organizations represented with exhibits/demonstrations. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. Animal Health Clinic of Funkstown, 26 E. Baltimore St. Call 301-733-7579. Pumpkin festival WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Bluegrass entertainment by Twin Hill Express.
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By ASHLEY HARTMAN | October 14, 2007
WAYNESBORO, PA. - A pumpkin-launching trebuchet and pumpkin carving were two of the main events Saturday at the 14th annual Renfrew Pumpkin Festival, which was expected to bring 1,000 people to Renfrew Museum and Park. The medieval trebuchet hurled pumpkins that could not be sold hundreds of feet across the park's grounds. "I think the highlight is the pumpkin-launcher," said Laura Richardson of Waynesboro. "It's one of the things that's different about this festival. " Richardson brought her two children, Hannah, 6, and Sam, 4 1/2, to the festival because both really like pumpkins.
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