When Ken Walker was nine years old in 1970, he started selling his family's farm produce. Today, he owns Ken's Produce in Wake County. In 1991, he carved a few Jack-o-lanterns at his store. Around 150 people came by to see them. Over the following years he carved more, and the crowds that came to see the lighting grew larger. In 1998, over 10,000 people came during the two-night lighting. In 1999, family and friends will carve and light over 200 Jack-o-lanterns.