Pride Center of Terre Haute finds creative way to de-stress with pumpkins

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Old pumpkins from Halloween were reused in a creative way Wednesday evening.

The event was held at Wolf Field on the campus of Indiana State University.

The Pride Center of Terre Haute and the ISU Honors Council partnered together for pumpkin smashing. Participants were able to write down their stressors on the pumpkin and smash away. 

An intern with the Pride Center said that this is a healthy and safe way to relieve stress. 

“And a lot of things have been happening over the past couple of months and years. Maybe COVID happened, maybe someone’s having a bad day. But it’s important to express your feelings and your emotions and just get them out and let people know how you’re feeling because mental health is so important,” Jocelyn Burbrink said.

The smashed pumpkins were taken to the recycling center to be made into compost. 

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