‘Book character pumpkin decorating contest’ being held at Tupper Library

Published 10:21 pm Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“Tupper” has got something uniquely special going for the fall season, a Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest and it ends on Friday.

But it’s not too late to enter the family-focused pumpkin-decorating contest, said Theresa Trawick, director of the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge.

The Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Contest is for families and all that is needed is a pumpkin, an idea and the family working together to create a pumpkin with “character.”

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Even though the contest was planned with families in mind, individuals are just as welcome to participate. There is no age limit so everyone is encouraged to choose a favorite book character and decorate a pumpkin in the characters likeness.

Trawick said there are a few rules to follow.

“Pumpkins cannot be carved, cut or puncture and must tastefully represent the character,” she said. “No candles or electrical devices may be used to enhance the pumpkin. The decorator’s name should not be on the pumpkin.”

Entry forms may be filled out at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library. A photo of the book used for the character should be included with the entry. Copies may be printed at the library at no charge.

Friday is the last day to enter. All entries must be submitted before closing on Friday.

Friends of the Library will vote one first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be given. Winners will be announced a noon on Halloween. You do not have to be present to win. All pumpkins must be picked up by noon on November 3. Pumpkins not picked up will be retuned to Mother Nature.