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PETROLIA HARVEST DAYS CARVED PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED


Posted: October 13, 2020

PETROLIA HARVEST DAYS CARVED PUMPKIN CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Saturday, October 10 marked the delivery and display date for the for the first carved pumpkin contest in Victoria Park, Petrolia. This event was the final community participation event in the series of four Petrolia Harvest Days weekend events. Petrolia Harvest Days replaced the annual Harvestfest meal held annually in September.

Volunteers from the Community Services Advisory Committee accepted the carved pumpkins from 8:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. where each participant was given a bag of caramel popcorn compliments of Cogeco, one of the event sponsors.

The pumpkins were judged by the committee in a variety of categories. Deciding on the winners was not an easy task given the more than 40 pumpkins that were submitted.

The Committee placed a battery-operated candle in each pumpkin, and they remained lit up for the evening on Saturday where many families took advantage of viewing the displays and taking photos with the pumpkins and the scarecrows.

Once the event concluded, the pumpkins were shared with Albany Retirement Village, Fiddick’s Nursing Home and Meadowview Villa so that they be enjoyed by the residents of each community.

Dave Menzies, Director of Community Services and Facilities said, “…this idea came out of a conversation about what we could do to include people of all ages in the Petrolia Harvest Days events while considering physical distancing. It turned out really well for our first year, with many families citing that this was a great, low-cost activity for their children to enjoy.” He added, “This very likely will be the “first annual” carved pumpkin contest in Petrolia.”

The winners:

BEST OVERALL AGE 16+ – Jeff Butler

Best Overall 16+

BEST OVERALL UNDER AGE 16– Gwen Towriss

Best Overall Under 16

MOST ORIGINAL 16+ – Allyson Kwarciak

Most Original

MOST COLOURFUL– Frankie Borthwick

Most Colourful

CUTEST PUMPKIN – Summer Steinke

Cutest

SCARIEST PUMPKIN – Edwin & Troy Hyde

Scariest

FUNNIEST PUMPKIN – Megan Taylor

Funniest

The youth winners will enjoy a pumpkin carving kit, a “Haunted Cookie House” building kit, colouring books, crayons, and stickers. The 16+ winners will receive a $25 gift certificate for a Petrolia business of their choice.

The Committee would like to thank all the participants and the following sponsors for making Petrolia Harvest Days a huge success: SUNCOR Energy, Stewart Electric, Barb & Rick Charlebois, Cogeco, Brooke Telecom Co-operative Ltd., and Bourque Renovations.

Winners can pick up their prizes at Town Hall Monday and Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Once again, we thank all participants for a fun, family event!