The Luzerne Merchants Association is planning its annual Fall Pumpkin Festival to be held from noon-6 p.m. on Sept. 15 on Main Street. The event will include food and craft vendors, entertainment, games and face-painting for children, horse and buggy rides, local merchants and more. A Pumpkin Derby will also be held. The public is invited to sponsor a pumpkin and the winners will be given a prize or gift certificate from a Luzerne merchant. Pumpkins can be sponsored at several locations. The proceeds of the event will benefit Luzerne food banks. The organization is still accepting applications for vendors. For more information call Karen at 287-4333 or Shirley at 288-1004 or visit luzememerchants.com. Some of the representatives, from left, first row: Barbara Gavlick and Kaitlin Connolly, Costumes by Barbara; Amber Campbell, Amber's Sports Cuts; Chuck Dekmar, Chuck's Main Street Diner; Nicole Perry, Baby & Beyond; and Trenton Perry, Brown's Got Everything. Second row: Albert Sweitzer, American Tails.