Chagrin Falls ‘Pumpkin Roll’ Rolls On

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio — The annual “Pumpkin Roll” happened Wednesday morning on the Main Street hill in Chagrin Falls known as “Grove Hill.”

After an hour of smashing pumpkins on the street and then sledding down the hill, police shut the yearly tradition down.

According to Chagrin Falls police, one person suffered a minor back injury. At least six people are expected to be charged. Three juveniles and two adults are expected to be cited with underaged consumption of alcohol. A third adult, who police say is in his 40’s, could be cited for helping to dump the pumpkins in the street.

The event began at 12:15 a.m. on Wednesday. Police shut it down by 1:15 a.m.

The Chagrin Falls Service Department was expected to begin cleaning the street at 4 a.m. Clean-up was expected to last about an hour.

The “Pumpkin Roll” has been a tradition among high school seniors and juniors in Chagrin Falls for more than forty years.

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