Let it Shine, Inc., organizer of the Keene Pumpkin Festival, is pleased to announce the Zippo Candle Lighter, from maker of the world’s most iconic pocket lighters, is once again the official candle lighter of the festival.

“We are so honored and grateful to have Zippo return as a sponsor of the Keene Pumpkin Festival,” said Tim Zinn, Let It Shine board chair. “A dependable source of flame is absolutely necessary when you’re planning on illuminating 5,000 or so jack-o’-lanterns, and Zippo’s line of candle lighters are perfect for safely lighting a tealight candle in even the biggest pumpkin.”

Zippo’s Keene-based retailers, Ted’s Shoe & Sport and The Corner News, are planning to stock some of the best new offerings from the Bradford, PA based company that has made more than 550 million pocket lighters and has a growing line of outdoor and lifestyle products. The Corner News, Keene’s Original Newsstand, carries a large selection of Zippo Windproof Lighters and recently added the Zippo Candle Lighter and Zippo Flex Neck Candle Lighter.

Ted’s Shoe & Sport will be offering a special discount on the season’s must have product – Zippo’s new Rechargeable Hand Warmers, which offers finger-thawing warmth at the push of a button and can also recharge USB-powered handheld electronics.    

The Keene Pumpkin Festival, sponsored by Zippo, takes place on Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in downtown Keene. 

One of the most recognized brands in the world, Zippo was founded in the fall of 1932 by George G. Blaisdell in Bradford, Pennsylvania, where it has manufactured over 550 million windproof lighters. With the exception of improvements to the flint wheel and modifications in case finishes, the product remains unchanged and is backed by the company’s famous lifetime guarantee – “It works, or we fix it free.™” Zippo’s diverse product line includes lighters and accessories; butane candle lighters; fragrance, and a robust line of heat and flame products for outdoor enthusiasts.  Zippo markets in over 180 countries, and owns Bradford-based W.R. Case and Sons Cutlery Company and the Ronson family of brands. For more information, visit

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