Bright and early in the morning on Saturday, Oct. 28, dozens of children and their parents visited the Drumheller Co-op Home Centre to carve their own Halloween pumpkin.KatZombie Doctor.

Sherri Armstrong works at the Home Centre.

"We've got pumpkins in and we've got cotton candy [and] treat bags. We let the kids come and carve up their pumpkins for Halloween."

This year is the first year that Co-op has held pumpkin carving for its Kids' Club Halloween Event. Co-op offers four Kids' Club Events a year: Easter, end-of-school, Halloween and Christmas.

Armstrong said she was expecting around 30 kids, but was prepared for scores more.

"We have about 100 pumpkins, but we have about 30 kids registered roughly. So, we ask they be registered but if they're not, we're not going to turn them away. Anyone is welcome to come."

In addition to getting a free pumpkin to carve, kids were able to colour in a pumpkin picture for a chance to win some goodies, although Armstrong couldn't reveal what those goodies were.

"They had a picture that they could colour and they could bring it in and enter their name in for a draw for a little prize pack."

Parents were required to attend the event, but many didn't seem to mind lending a hand with the traditional Halloween activity.

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