By Jason A. Givens
October 30, 2006 | With all the excitement over
the makeover of the Paunis' home, some may have
missed the fact that other stars were in town.
For example: the Beatles, John Travolta, Gene
Simmons and the cast of American Idol.
OK, they weren’t really here, but pumpkin displays
created in their likenesses could be seen at the
Pumpkin Walk in North Logan's Elk Ridge Park.
The pumpkin walk has been around for about 20
years and is a popular activity for families in
Cache Valley. Crowds on the evening of Oct. 23
were so big that cars were stretched around the
block and at least two police officers helped
direct traffic. The line of people on foot waiting
to get in was about as long as a football field.
Also, on display was a scene from The Phantom
of the Opera, it was created by Bekka Wallentine.
An Oct. 21 article in The Herald Journal
said Wallentine is 14, making her the youngest
person ever to create a scene for the North Logan
Other scenes featured Vincent Van Gourd, a pumpkin
rendition of Dutch impressionist Vincent Van Gogh.
Scenes from the movies Grease and Saturday
Night Fever were also re-created.
Renditions of famous artworks such as Leonardo
Da Vinci's Mona Lisa and a self-portrait
of Van Gogh with the subjects' heads painted as
a pumpkins were also on display.