Wally Thurow http://northernpublicradio.org en Remembering Mr. Pumpkin http://northernpublicradio.org/post/remembering-mr-pumpkin <p>The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival kicks off this week.&nbsp; It will be a bittersweet start to the festival's 51st year.&nbsp; This is the first year since the death of the Festival's founder, Wally Thurow, affectionately known as "Mr. Pumpkin."&nbsp; Sycamore author Tom Oestreicher has written a biography of Thurow and the festival.&nbsp; The book is called <em>Mr. Pumpkin &amp; The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival: A 50 Year History.</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 20066 at http://northernpublicradio.org Remembering Mr. Pumpkin