Ah yes, Kyra Shon, the actress who played the cellar dwelling, trowel wielding, mother stabbing, father's arm eating, zombie girl Karen Cooper in the original 1968 Night of the Living Dead.
Credit for the photo goes to the folks at Kitbuilders Magazine, the organizers of the Monstrous Weekend convention which took place October 2008. This convention celebrated the 40th anniversary of Night of the Living Dead and many people involved with that film were present as special guests (such as George Romero and several members of the cast).
Kitbuilders Magazine asked me to contribute to the celebration, and that is partly the reason I designed the pattern of NotLD's poster ghoul, Karen Cooper. Pamphlets featuring the stencil were distributed at the event.
In return, I got some great photos of Kyra with her pumpkin. I didn't hear much about her specific reaction, but apparently she liked it enough to display it on her table and pose for pictures with it.