ORRTANNA >> The "Great Pumpkin Party" will return to Mister Ed's Elephant Museum and Candy Emporium on Oct. 24.

The free event will take place noon to 4 p.m. at Mr. Ed's, 6019 Chambersburg Road.

The first 100 children can paint pumpkins to take home free-of-charge. Children are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes.

Additionally, acclaimed artist Michael Allison will carve pumpkins that will be raffled to benefit the Adams County SPCA. His pumpkin art has been featured in the White House and U.S. vice president's residence. Allison's fanciful art can also be seen throughout the Mister Ed's property as murals and elephants.

Attendees may also enjoy free refreshments and discounts on Halloween candy.

Family owned since 1975, Mister Ed's Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium boasts more than 1,000 kinds of candy, fresh roasted jumbo peanuts, homemade fudge and unique gifts, in addition to a collection of 25,000 elephants at its headquarters and in the Al Ringling Mansion in Baraboo, Wis. More than 100,000 people visit annually.

For more information, visit or call 717-352-3792.

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