All hands on deck

Three students stencil pumpkins

Photo by Christopher Gannon.

Pictured, from left, Iowa State students Daniel Pugliese, junior in chemistry; Keegan Holdorf, sophomore in architecture; and Emily Draper, a pre-business freshman, are among the legion of volunteers stenciling and carving pumpkins -- lots of them -- all week at Reiman Gardens for the annual Spirits in the Gardens Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21 (4-9 p.m.). Early-evening activities will include trick-or-treating, storytelling and meet-a-scientist. If the volunteers meet their challenge, an estimated 600+ jack-o'-lanterns posted across the gardens will light up at dusk.