Posted on: October 23, 2017

Pumpkin Shine on Line - Glowing for 25 Years!

Pumpkin Shine on Line celebrates its 25th year on Tuesday, October 24th at Betty Virginia Park in Shreveport (Rain date is Wednesday, October 25th.).  Pumpkin Shine on Line is a beloved Shreveport tradition.   The event is hosted by Southfield School and sponsored by SPAR - Shreveport Public Assembly and Recreation.

Starting at 4:30 pm until 8:30 pm, nearly 1,000 carved and decorated pumpkins will glow throughout Betty Virginia Park at the corner of Line Avenue and Ockley Drive in Shreveport.  The jack-o-lanterns created by children, school classes, families, and artists around the area brighten spirits throughout the community.  School bands, cheerleaders, and choirs will provide entertainment creating a fun evening for everyone.  The event is FREE.

Plan to arrive at Mall St. Vincent in the Dillard’s lot starting at 4 pm for a free shuttle to Pumpkin Shine.  The shuttle will operate between 4 pm and 9 pm.  Concessions including soft drinks, cotton candy and chicken fingers, donated by parents of Southfield School, are available.  Proceeds from concessions are returned to SPAR and used for beautifying Betty Virginia Park.


Twenty-five years ago a Southfield preschool teacher, Claudia Lyles, learned about a similar event outside of the state and rallied support among Southfield parents.  The first Pumpkin Shine on Line was held in 1992 and began an event that has become a beloved community tradition. Mrs. Lyles will be honored at this year’s Pumpkin Shine on Line for her commitment to the event.

Southfield School is an independent, private school founded in 1934 by a small group of parents.  It offers Preschool 2 through 8th grade classes which include a challenging curriculum, cultivating the whole student through courses that include music, art, and drama.  Graduates of Southfield School are found around the globe.

For more information, email pumpkinshineonline@gmail.com, or check-out the Pumpkin Shine on Line Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pumpkinshine. Like us on Facebook and get updates on the event.

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