Fruit, vegetable, decor? What to do with these pumpkins?

With this feature, we seek to capture a glimpse of what you and your neighbors have to say about a variety of topics, issues, events – and just plain fun questions.

You might see us anywhere around town, with notepad and camera, randomly seeking out folks who are willing to participate. If we find you, we hope you will want to respond.

At Skull Creek Boathouse on Hilton Head Island, we asked: “What is the best thing to do with a pumpkin in October?

Bobby Gerred, Bluffton: “Don’t carve it! They attract fruit flies, then they collapse. Buy a fake one.”











Lauriepat Dobis, Bluffton: “Go pumpkin picking at the Pumpkin Patch in Ridgeland.”











Ali Dobis, Bluffton: “I would carve it – and make it scary.”











Erin Dobis, Bluffton: “Make a pumpkin pie. Using fresh pumpkin is better than canned.”











Amanda Lett, Bluffton: “I love to decorate with pumpkins. I stack them up on the porch.”