The Fitchburg Oak Bank gave away 1,555 pumpkins on Saturday, Oct. 13, during their Great Pumpkin Giveaway.

Close to 500 attendees traded donations to the Access Community Health Centers for pumpkins, raising around $2,300, Karen Virnoche, marketing and iBank manager, told the Star in an email.

The event also featured vendors, popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs.

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