TROUTDALE—The 47th annual Troutdale Pumpkin Festival kicks off this week with the annual Li'l Miss Pumpkin Queen Pageant on Saturday, October 29, at 7 pm at the Troutdale Community Center, immediately following the asbestos clean-up party.

This year's theme is "Plump It Up!" and reigning Li'l Miss Pumpkin Queen, seven-year-old Harmony Whitsell, will crown her successor.

Five girls in the Troutdale School District, ages four to six, are competing for the Li'l Miss Pumpkin Queen title, and their names and sponsors are:

• Destiny Sparks, daughter of April and Marty Sparks, sponsored by Freezy-Q Ice Cream Parlour.

• Rachel Ann Turner, daughter of Tess and Jeremy Turner, sponsored by Guido's Deep-Dish Italian Pizza Pies.

• Patty Durbins, daughter ofMargot and Phillip Durbins, sponsored by Cluckers Fried Chicken and Taters.

• Marylynn Lucas, daughter of Janice and Stan Lucas, sponsored by Hefty Hank's Spiral-Cut Ham Hut.

• Laurel Puckett, daughter of Sylvie and Darrell Puckett, sponsored by Fat Butt Frank's All-You-Can-Eat Fried Food Buffet.

The pageant, pumpkin festival, and school district are sponsored by Chick-fil-A.