Highwood looks to carve out spot in record books with pumpkins

October 18, 2013 4:34:03 AM PDT
The people of Highwood hope to use pumpkins to carve out a spot in the record books. Hundreds picked up knives Thursday night as they tried to set a world record for the most people carving jack o 'lanterns at once.

Five hundred and fifty-nine people turned out, but it wasn't enough.

They'll try for a second world record over the weekend for the most pumpkins lit at the same time. It currently stands at 30,128. Highwood is hoping to top that with 32,000.