LEICESTER — Halloween is fast approaching. This year, a creatively carved or dashingly decorated pumpkin could win you some great prizes and help out a local charity.
Gatherings At The Depot will host a pumpkin carving/decorating contest this month. Pumpkin artists must submit entries by Saturday, Oct. 27 in order to be eligible to win.
The pumpkins, which will be displayed at Gatherings through the end of the month, may be carved, decorated with paint, stickers, or any other materials that expresses the artist’s “unique perspective and whimsy,” according to the Gatherings Facebook page. The winners will be announced on Oct. 31.
Entry costs $10 per pumpkin. Contestants may pick up their pumpkins at Gatherings At The Depot, located at 10 South Parkway in Leicester. All pumpkins must be turned in to Gatherings by Oct, 27.
The 1st place winner will receive a $20 gift certificate to Gatherings. The 2nd place winner will receive a peanut butter and jelly pack made from Once Again Nut Butter Organic Peanut Butter and Kelly’s Jellies Jam. The 3rd place winner will receive their choice of one specialty drink from Gatherings.
Net proceeds from the event will be donated to the St. Luke the Evangelist Food Pantry.