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Ken Finley loves to share the spirit of Halloween


November 13, 2019

Ken Finley, of Chinook, poses with his Halloween Parade-a utility trailer decorated with homegrown produce, yard blowup ornaments and lights. The lights and blowups are powered with a gas generator in the bed of Ken's side-by-side. Finley, known for his annual giveaway of pumpkins for Halloween, started the parade idea four years ago. He said he always wanted to be in a parade and win first prize for his float.

Many locals know Ken Finley as "the guy who gives away pumpkins for Halloween from his garden." For the last few years Finley has invited anyone, especially elementary school students and their families, to come out to his pumpkin patch and pick a pumpkin for Halloween. The pumpkin patch is part of a large garden Ken has each year along Cleveland Road next to the Chinook Water Plant. He said this year he even had a volleyball team from Hays-Lodgepole that stopped and picked pumpkins on their way home after playing in a tournament.

Just a few days before Halloween Ken greeted others and me...

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