Pumpkin Decorating Contest Announces Winners

By: Sarah Williams

On November 10, Cougar Den Manager, Barbie, sent out an email announcing the three winners of the Pumpkin Decorating contest.

First Place Winner

Photo of Bloom and his pumpkin, provided by Barbie.

Ryan Bloom won first place with his Pumpkin Spice Latte pumpkin. Bloom said his job at the Sacred Grounds inspired him. His friends and fiancé helped plan the decoration out.

Bloom won fifty dollars to the SAU bookstore.

“…I shared the winnings with the friends who helped make the project,” Bloom said.

Second Place Winner

Photo of Tuckerman and his pumpkin, provided by Barbie.

Hunter Tuckerman won second place with his dinosaur pumpkin. Tukerman said he saw the dinosaur at the store and the idea hit him. It took him two hours to make.

Tuckerman won twenty dollars of cougar cash.

“When I found out that I won I was pretty happy, because my work paid off, literally,” Tukerman said.

Third Place Winner

Photo of June and his pumpkin, taken by Sarah Williams.

Noah June won third place with his hollowed out pumpkin. He said it took him a couple of days to finish it. He broke the pumpkin in half on accident and the idea came to him.

“I thought, ‘Hey, a party inside the pumpkin would actually be pretty funny’,” June said.

June won five dollars to Sacred Ground.