The Luzerne Merchants Association is planning its 18th annual Fall Pumpkin Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 14. Members are selling ‘pumpkins’ for the pumpkin derby to be held during the festival. The proceeds will benefit the Luzerne food pantries. Several merchants will have pumpkins available for sponsorship. For a list contact Barbara at 287-6226 or Chuck at 718-4545. Organizing the derby are merchant members, from left, Barbara Gavlick, Costumes by Barbara, and Chuck Dekmar, Chuck’s Main Street Diner.