On an eerily windy day in the snug village of Cottage Grove, the CB&A team gathered to carve pumpkins in droves.
The temperature was chill and the shutters were a-batted, the pots were all stirred, and the cats, they were a-patted.
After the blades were sharpened, chaos ensued! One couldn’t believe a sight so crude!
Pumpkin innards spilt to the floor, splattered the wall and covered the door. We hooted and howled until we could no more.
Madness indeed, a sight to behold, on an October’s eve so wicked and cold.
Sorry, I got a bit carried away there, Halloween does that to me. The thing is, Wednesday was our annual CB&A pumpkin-carving contest and it was really quite the competition this year. The line-up was stacked with wily veterans and a couple of first-timers (full disclosure: I am one of said first-timers). There were some truly fantastic, creative carvings.
Several categories were considered, each with its own particular nuances. In picking the winners, Judge Gavin was stern but objective, handing down just ruling after just ruling. Without further ado, they are:
- Favorite pumpkin – Patrick
- Funniest pumpkin – Charlene
- Happiest pumpkin – Aaron
- Scariest pumpkin – Paul
- Best animal – Martha
- Best face – Hailey
- Best glow-in-the-dark – Emily
- Best ghost – Brittany
- Best carving – Nate
At CB&A East, Kristen carved a sensational mummy-kin and Gavin fashioned a truly terrifying jack-o-lantern.
To see the pumpkins we carved and some other party pictures, visit our Facebook page.
Happy Halloween from the CB&A Team!