Let the good times roll! ‘Pumpkin Roll’ goes off without a hitch

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CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio -- It's a tradition that involves hundreds of pumpkins, dozens of students, and the Main Street hill in Chagrin Falls.

The yearly Chagrin Falls Pumpkin Roll happened Wednesday just before midnight.

Every year, Chagrin Falls High School students hurl hundreds of pumpkins down Grove Hill and use sleds, plastic pools and whatever else they can think of to slide down.

Earlier this month, several teenagers from Chagrin Falls were charged with theft after police say they stole at least 26 pumpkins from homes in Aurora and Bainbridge for the pumpkin roll.

That's what prompted Karen Wise to start a Facebook page devoted to the Chagrin Falls Pumpkin Roll.

She urged people to buy an extra pumpkin or two and put them outside with a note letting students know they were OK to take.

The date of the Pumpkin Roll is a closely guarded secret. This year, students used Twitter to alert their fellow classmates it would happen Wednesday night.

Chagrin Falls police said nobody was arrested during the event and there were no reports of any serious injuries.

Early Thursday, Main Street was already cleaned up and reopened to traffic.



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