The leaves are changing and there’s a crisp chill in the air – which means that Halloween is right around the corner! To help get you in the spirit of Halloween, Weelunk has you covered with five Wheeling-inspired designs that will make your creations the talk of the town!
The Weelunk “W”
One of Weelunk’s goals is to encourage conversation and engage everyone in what’s happening here in Wheeling. The Weelunk “W” is an easy design for beginner carvers and will be a great conversation starter during trick-or-treating. Click here to download the carving template.
Wheeling Steel Logo
As the world’s largest cut nail producer, Wheeling earned the nickname “Nail City” in the 1870s. The Wheeling Steel Fleur de Lis is a simple but elegant choice for a creative carver who wants to pay homage to Wheeling’s industrious past. Click here to download the carving template.
Public Market Logo
The Public Market’s logo is a fun take on the original Wheeling Steel logo. The iconic Fleur de Lis was transformed into a beet representing the Public Market’s mission of building thriving communities through local food. If you love supporting local food and agriculture, then the Public Market logo is the perfect design for your pumpkin. Click here to download the carving template.
State of West Virginia
Whether you live in West Virginia or just want to show off your Mountaineer pride, this simple design is sure to make a statement. Click here to download the carving template.
City of Wheeling Flag
Adopted in 2018, the City of Wheeling flag is rich with symbolism with five stars to represent Wheeling’s early inhabitants, frontiersmen, transportation, statehood and industrial significance. Your navigation star pumpkin is sure to light the way and always guide you home. Click here to download the carving template.
Don’t forget to share your pumpkin photos with us by tagging us on Facebook and Instagram. Not sure which design to choose? Take our quiz to find out which design you should try!
• Alex Panas is the Program Manager for Wheeling Heritage, where she works with artists, small business owners, and community stakeholders to provide technical assistance and create meaningful programs that enhance Wheeling. She also serves as the managing editor for Weelunk. Alex lives in St. Clairsville with her husband where they raise four cats and four spunky backyard chickens.