The community is invited to bring their pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns to the Silverton Hotel and Casino on Saturday, Nov. 4.
It’s the second annual Pitch-a-Pumpkin event.
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Unsold and collected pumpkins will be launched using catapults and a trebuchet in the Silverton Hotel and Casino parking lot.
The catapults were built by East Career Technical Academy students under the guidance of Fausto Vega, who teaches construction skills at the school.
The trebuchet was built by Southern Nevada Recycling Coordinator, Rachel Lewison and retired U.S. Air Force Director, Bruce Romeo.
The catapults are expected to launch the pumpkins about 50 feet while the trebuchet is expected to cover a 100-foot distance.
The launched pumpkins will be composted into soil.
This is the second annual Pitch-a-Pumpkin event.
However, the date was tweaked in 2000 to the final Friday of October in the hopes that a three-day weekend would gain greater participation. It also avoids the coinciding of the holiday with Halloween, though occasionally it still does fall on October 31.
Nevada Day is the biggest statehood celebration in the whole United States, and the main attraction is the Carson Parade in downtown Carson City, the state capital.