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Burrell College to Distribute 300 Free Pumpkins, Carving Kits During Festive Drive-Thru Event

What: BOO-rell’s Pumpkin Carving Spooktacular

When: 5 – 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9

Where: 3501 Arrowhead Dr., Las Cruces, NM, 88001

The public is invited to pick up a free pumpkin and pumpkin carving kit during the first annual BOO-rell Pumpkin Carving Spooktacular. Hosted by the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, this fun drive-thru style event will also feature a pumpkin carving competition with prizes.

“We’re hosting this event to help bring joy during the holiday season,” says Victoria Pineda, vice president of institutional advancement at Burrell College. “This has been a difficult year, and we know that many will choose not to take their families trick-or-treating this Halloween; we hope our event can offer families in our community a safe way to celebrate and have fun.”

Rules to participate in the carving competition will be distributed at the drive-thru event. Winners will be announced the week of October 12 and will receive a $100, $50 or $25 Visa gift card.

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About the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine:

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine was established in 2013 to improve the health of the Southwestern U.S. and Northern Mexico. The four-year, private osteopathic medical school is student-centered, utilizing the latest medical education technologies and methods to ensure student success in all fields of medicine — from primary care to subspecialties like surgery, anesthesiology and emergency medicine. Burrell is a freestanding college with clinical training locations in New Mexico, El Paso, TX, Tucson, AZ and Florida. Learn more at