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The Pumpkin Store is open in preparation for the Morton Pumpkin Festival

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Morton (HEART OF ILLINOIS ABC) - The theme for the 55th Morton Pumpkin Festival was Pumpkins, Tailgates, and Traditions, but before festivities started on Wednesday the Pumpkin Store opened it's door.

The store was where people could by merchandize for the Morton Pumpkin Festival.

The store was located at the Morton Chamber of Commerce Office.

Each year the Pumpkin Store sold collector items such as, lapel pins and coffee mugs. While the more traditional orange shirts and merch are available.

The Pumpkin Store also sold ride tickets for the festival.

"This festival means a lot to our business to our citizens and they lov to fully get in the pumpkin festival spirit. During our main parade we encourage people to wear orange, so we sell theme shirts and orange-out shirts," Executive Director of the Morton Chamber Commerce LeighAnn Brown

The store opened for the week of the Pumpkin Festival.

India Afriyie

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