Scenes From Today’s Annual Pumpkin Splash

The crowd targets their pumpkins bobbing around in the main pool today at the Aquatic center. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Plenty of pumpkins to choose from. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Boe demonstrates the agility of the department’s bomb squad robot, which picked up a small piece of candy and handed it to a young boy. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

COMMUNITY News:

A large and enthusiastic crowd turned out today for the annual Pumpkin Splash & Halloween Carnival at the Larry Walkup Aquatic Center.

Pumpkins were tossed into the main pool and kids jumped in by age group and swam to catch the bobbing pumpkins, decorated them in the classroom, played carnival games and participated in a cupcake walk on the patio.

The pumpkin splashers were divided into age groups:

  • 6 years & under;
  • 7-9 years;
  • 10-12 years; and
  • 13 years and over.

Los Alamos Firefighters spoke about Halloween safety and used their “smoke trailer” to demonstrate a building filling with smoke and teaching kids how to get out safely. 

Los Alamos Police demonstrated their Bomb Squad robot abilities and how it can fetch candy from a bowl and lift pumpkins.

Los Alamos Police Cpl. David Boe guides the department’s bomb squad robot to pick up a pumpkin. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos Firefighters teach children safety tips. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Carnival activities underway on the patio. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Lots of activities underway. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

She caught a pumpkin bobbing in the main pool. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

He also caught a pumpkin bobbing in the main pool. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

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