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Torelli Realty scares up some fun during annual Pumpkin Patch

Costa Mesa-based Torelli Realty scared up some fun Thursday during its annual community Pumpkin Patch.

The free community event — held at the agency’s office in Mesa Verde — included a pumpkin giveaway and opportunities to garnish the gourds.

Attendees also were able to visit a petting zoo and get their faces painted.

The event’s origins can be traced to 1984, when pumpkins were distributed door-to-door to more than 3,000 homes in Mesa Verde.

The event typically draws 250 to 500 visitors, according to organizers.