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Wally Thurow, known as Mr. Pumpkin, poses in the mid-1990s during the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. A statue of Thurow, who helped found the festival, will be unveiled today to help start this year’s Pumpkin Festival.

Thurow model to be finished by summer

By Keisha Howerth | March 24, 2014

The Wally Thurow Tribute Committee said clay molding for a bronze statue is scheduled to start in April.The statue of Wally Thurow will serve as a tribute to the Sycamore resident and the Pumpkin Festival he founded.The life-size statue will show Thurow...

Pumpkin Fest Parade draws massive crowds to downtown Sycamore Sunday

By Joe Palmer | October 28, 2012

Clydesdales, camels and celebrations were the center of attention during the 51st Annual Pumpkin Fest Parade in Sycamore on Sunday. The parade has been a tradition in Sycamore and has always been under the leadership of Wally “Mr. Pumpkin” Thurow....

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