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A love in Common for pumpkins

Throngs gather to break record

Laura Hoffman was one of thousands trying to shatter the jack-’o-lantern record on Boston Common last night. Festival organizers hoped to raise $250,000 for charity during the event.
By Michael Levenson and Kathy McCabe
Globe Staff / October 22, 2006

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They came, they carved, they conquered. Pumpkin-mad Bostonians yesterday lit 30,128 pumpkins on Boston Common, shattering the world record for the most jack-o'-lanterns lit in one place. "It's fantastic," said Jim Laughlin, a spokesman for Life is Good, the Boston clothing company that sponsored the event. "We've been going after this record for a long time . . . Tonight, ... (Full article: 289 words)

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