Xavier Students for Life to host pumpkin memorial

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~

Xavier Students for Life is hosting a pumpkin carving and memorial event on the Xavier Yard.
According to the Facebook event page, the event seeks “to remember the victims of abortion.”

Starting at 4 p.m., students will be able to participate in pumpkin carving. The club plans to carve a cross into 270 pumpkins and display them on the Xavier Yard. According to Xavier Students for Life president Brenna Hartwell, “(Each pumpkin will) represent the number of lives lost to abortion every two hours in the U.S.”

The memorial service will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will feature a service in which attendees will be able to light a candle to be placed in a pumpkin. Two priests will also be in attendance to discuss the issue of abortion. Fall-themed sweets and apple cider will be available during the event.

“The Pumpkin Memorial has always been an impactful event. Hundreds of cross-carved pumpkins lighting up the Xavier yard really puts the aim of the group into perspective,” Hartwell said.
The pumpkin carving will begin at 4 p.m. and the service will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 19 on the Xavier Yard. Visit the Xavier Students for Life Facebook page for more information.