Rid your Jack O’ Lanterns properly. A roll off dumpster will be available for pumpkin drop off (pumpkins only, no candles or added decorations) during the hours of 11 am to 2:30 pm near the sled hill at Community Park (1401 N. Midlothian Road, Mundelein).The Pumpkin Drop event runs from 12:30 to 1:30 pm, and is free to attend.
Pumpkin Drop will include the traditional rolling races down the sled hill, and smashing pumpkins to smithereens, and of course composting of all those squashed squashes. Big Red, the trebuchet/catapult designed and built by Mundelein High School students is back to launch 20 lucky winning pumpkins selected from pre-registered participants soaring into the sky and smash upon their landing. The distance will be measured and the winner will receive a special prize!