Photo of the Day: Pumpkin stacking


Morgan Timms | @morgan_timms

By Morgan Timms

Pumpkin picker Billy Williams, of Pittsburg, stacks pumpkins in a crate Monday at Bandy’s Pumpkin Patch in Johnston City.

Williams has been working at the pumpkin patch for four years and every October, Williams said, he dyes his beard to raise awareness for breast cancer.

“I tell everyone on Facebook if I get 500 likes and shares, I’ll dye my beard pink,” Williams said. “I didn’t think I’d get that many, but I’m a man of my word.”


Williams said he chose the cause because his aunt, Alice Quartermouse, is a breast cancer survivor.

“[Cancer] doesn’t discriminate against anybody,” Williams said. “It don’t matter what color you are, what faith or anything you know. It’s ruthless.”

Staff photographer Morgan Timms can be reached at 618-563-3327 or on Twitter at @morgan_timms

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