The Pumpkin Man, Nick Venetucci - Colorado Springs
Posted by: ronjean
N 38° 49.847 W 104° 49.365
13S E 515384 N 4298013
Quick Description: The Venetucci farm has given away millions of pumpkins to every child in the region for over 50 years.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 10:48:24 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W30
Nick (along with his wife Bambi) is a local hero whose generosity is admired by all. He opened up his farm to allow children from all schools in the region to select their own free pumpkin, and schools have been doing this for several generations. The statue was commissioned and dedicated after his death in 2004.
Fred Darpino is the sculptor of the Pumpkin Man. He still lives in Colorado Springs and has a fine art studio and Gallery in Manitou Springs. Go to (visit link
) for more info.