News Journal fine arts extension office holds pumpkin decorating contest – The News Journal


The Whitley County Fine Arts Extension Office is holding a pumpkin decorating contest to help community members enter the fall season.

“This is our 4th annual ‘Pumpkin and Decorating Contest’. We are delighted to offer this opportunity to the community. We will be seated downtown, during the Williamsburg tour or treat with the pumpkins on display from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Our age categories include everyone from 0 to 100 years old! Ribbons and fabulous artistic prizes will also be awarded to the winners that evening. We’ll have a photo booth and hand out goodies that night, ”said Mawnie Belcher of the Fine Arts Extension Bureau.

Age categories for the competition include: child (0-5), youth (6-12), adolescent (13-18) and adult.

The size of the pumpkins is optional as participants will provide their own pumpkins.

Pumpkins can be decorated or carved, and optionally, participants can attach a story card or picture to accompany the pumpkin. For participants who choose to include a card, please write your name, age and phone number on the back.

Pumpkins can be dropped off at the Extension Community Art Center at 428 Main Street in Williamsburg from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on October 28.

No registration is required.

Pumpkins will be on display and prizes awarded on October 30 during a trick or treat from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pumpkins can be picked up after 7 p.m. on October 30 or Monday, November 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If they are not collected, they will be disposed of after November 1.

Each age category will have a group winner who will receive a ribbon and an artistic prize.

Prizes consist of art kits which may include paint, canvas, brushes, palette knives, keychain art kit, watercolor paper, watercolors, scrapbook paper, oil pastels, cardboard and more depending on the age of the winners.

For more information on the contest, call (606) 549-7373, email [email protected], or message whitleycountycooperativeextension-finearts on Facebook.


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