SLIDESHOW: Sights & Sounds From Burien’s Night Of The Pumpkin

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This past Friday (Oct 22) ghosts, goblins and other spooky creatures of the night took over the community center and Dottie Harper Park to celebrate the “Night of the Pumkpin.”

This family-friendly event featured music, games, crafts and refreshments. Inside the community center, visitors could view “Day of the Dead” altars courtesy of the Highline Historical Society and take in a puppet show put on by Clay Martin. Those who chose to brave the chilly night air could enjoy spooky stories from Burien Little Theater while huddling around a warm fire in the park.

Officials from Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services estimate that the crowd may have been as large as 500. Said Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor, “I thought the event was amazing! The first big event at the new community center and Dottie Harper Park and the place was packed. So much fun watching the families have a good time!”

Photographers Nicholas Johnson and Michael Brunk were in attendance and put together the following slideshow set to music by Becky Poole playing her wood saw.

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5 Responses to “SLIDESHOW: Sights & Sounds From Burien’s Night Of The Pumpkin”
  1. John Elliott says:

    Way awesome night. Lots of costumes and fun to go around. Had a great time with my family.

  2. Thanks for coming everyone. We so much enjoyed your visit to Night of the Pumpkin and we hope you’ll come back again next year. And to Michael and Nicholas, thanks for this slideshow. We loved your closing shot.

  3. Rob says:

    I wish I could have been there! Damn job…. keeps me working. During all the best stuff!

  4. feral dog says:

    And you don`t even need to have kids along to have a good time there.

  5. Burien Parks would like to extend a note of much appreciation to all the community partners who helped make this wonderful event happen:
    – La Canasta for providing the volume of cupcakes
    – Burien Press for the hot chocolate and coffee
    – Highline Historical Society for the beautiful “Day of the Dead” altar
    – Michael Brunk for the fabulous photography
    – Scott Schaefer and the B-Town Blog for terrific story coverage
    – Burien Co-op Preschool for their always-enthusiastic parent volunteers
    – Burien Little Theater for the mesmorizing bonfire storytelling, and
    – Highline High School students for running so many games at the kids’ carnival!

    Thank you everyone!

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