Donations sought for Mr. Pumpkin statue
SYCAMORE - The Wally Thurow Tribute Committee is in high gear, seeking donations to fund a permanent tribute to Wally Thurow, affectionately known as “Mr. Pumpkin.” The committee’s goal is to raise $75,000 to erect a life-sized statue of Thurow along the Pumpkin Festival parade route.
The committee will solicit donations during Pumpkin Festival week outside of the American Family Insurance office across from the DeKalb County Courthouse from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.
The committee will also collect donations at the Autumn Crafts & Treasures Market at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27.
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