WINNABOW, NC (WWAY) — Halloween has come and gone and a few people in our area decided to have a little explosive fun with their decaying Jack-O-Lanterns yesterday.
It was all part of the Great Pumpkin Blowout at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site.
Visitors were encouraged to bring their own pumpkin and, for a $10 fee, blow it up with Civil War-era torpedoes.
The site manager at Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, Jim McKee, says it’s an easy and fun way to teach young and old about a little piece of history.
“It’s a great educational tool, makes people aware of something that most people don’t realize. When I ask adults, children, everybody, ‘when you see wires, what do you see? What do you think?’ They say, ‘well, electricity.’ I say, ‘did they have electricity back then?’ ‘No.’ ‘They must’ve if they had the wires,'” said McKee.
This is the second year that Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson has held this event.
All the money raised goes into funding the historic site’s educational programming.