In 2003, the Red Brick Museum was in need of a new roof. Joline Palatino came up with the the idea of placing lit Jack-O-Lanterns in Field Park in Mukwonago. So with the help of her sister, Linda Forster, husbands and children, the Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt was born. Stands were made for the pumpkins to sit on and a couple of blow-ups were purchased. With the help of the Mukwonago High School PTG selling items for their own fund raising, and a very wet Friday evening, The Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt had its humble beginnings.