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ASHLAND -- The Ashland County Historical Society will hold its second annual Pumpkin Glow event from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24 at the former children’s home, known as the Freer Home, located at 1260 Center Street alongside Dale-Roy School.

This year’s Pumpkin Glow will be an outdoor, in-car event due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Visitors will drive through the grounds area to view Halloween decorations and decorated booths from local businesses. More than 100 decorated jack-o-lanterns will be displayed.

The event will include free giveaways, performances from the Ashland University cheerleaders, a special appearance by Ashland Mayor Matt Miller, portrayer Ken Hammontree and others who will depict fun children’s characters. 

Volunteers will hand out trick or treat bags to the participants in each vehicle. Food trucks from Dine & Dash Mobile, Moto Pizza and Brew’d will also be parked nearby and available for food purchases.

Tickets are $5 per carload and must be purchased in advance by making a reservation online at, mailing your check along with name, address and telephone number or by stopping in at the Noonan House Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The payment receipt is required for entry into the event. 

Anyone will questions may contact the historical society at 419-289-3111.

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