Ray Villafane was born into a poor family, and from there began his relationship with pumpkins. He used to carve his toys of his from wood as there were difficult times for his family then. With things getting harder with time he could not use wood for carving toys as they were used for lighting fire and staying warm during winter. As they used to rot within a week he used to keep on making them in more quantities and hence with time later his skill was recognized by fellow classmates and teachers. People were intrigued by his work and some of them you can view them in this link.
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