The Great Pumpkin Pickup, sponsored by the Thurmont Green Team, was held on Saturday, November 26. Approximately 20 volunteers combed the streets of Thurmont for pumpkins placed on the curbs by residents and delivered them to The Catoctin Zoo and area chicken and pig farmers to provide food for the animals.
At least 600-700 pumpkins were diverted from the landfill to provide food for the animals.
Volunteer Danni dropped off pumpkins for chickens and pigs at a farm on Layman Road. The farm owner says it will feed them for several weeks.