Project Pumpkin, an event sponsored by the Volunteer Service Corps and Food Lion, is an annual service event at Wake Forest University that was started in 1988 to bring together the campus and Winston-Salem communities. Each year more than 1,000 children from local agencies are escorted to the Reynolda campus where students and faculty combine to provide a safe environment for trick-or-treating, carnival games, clowns, and entertainment. The annual event takes place each October. This year, the 26th-Anniversary of the event will take place on the evening of October 29th, 2014.