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Adam Fondren, Deseret News
Kristina Hayward cackles as she paints a pumpkin during Utah Foster Care's Pumpkin Fest at The Gateway in Salt Lake City on Friday, Oct. 20, 2017.

Kristina Hayward cackles as she paints a pumpkin during Utah Foster Care's annual Pumpkin Fest at the Gateway in Salt Lake City. The event, co-sponsored by Utah Foster Care, The Gateway and Utah Educational Savings Plan, included a costume contest and dancing to the tunes of DJ Rob. There were also information booths for prospective foster moms and dads. Utah Foster Care is a nonprofit organization that serves Utah’s children by finding, educating and nurturing families to meet the needs of children in foster care. For more information on foster parenting, go to utahfostercare.org.

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