Pumpkin Display in Sycamore Upsets Some Parents
A pumpkin display appearing on the courthouse lawn in Sycamore, that is part of this weekend's Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, is raising eyebrows with some parents.Every year around this time the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore is decorated with pumpkins designed by school children as part of the annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival.
Displays range from funny, to scary, to very topical. Every four years, whether you like it or not, a Presidential election comes around, and a number of the pumpkin displays highlight and sometimes even poke at one or more of the Presidential candidates.
This year, one pumpkin display caught the attention of a few parents. The Pumpkin display features what appears to be a Donald Trump Pumpkin. The display contains a sign that says:
"I will build a great wall... to keep out the illegal gourds". A reference to Donald Trump's campaign promise the build a wall near the Mexican border.
It should be noted this pumpkin display was awarded a third place ribbon.
When the photo first appeared on social media a couple days ago one parent complained that the Trump Pumpkin was not appropriate with her son's class and believed the courthouse was not the place for "something like this and for it to get 3rd place."
Other argued that it was just kids being kids and that it was all innocent.
What do you think?
The Sycamore Pumpkin Festival is going on this week and will continue though this weekend wrapping up with the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival parade on Sunday.