Hoopeston Public Library Pumpkin Decorating Contest
Hoopeston Public Library will sponsor its second annual Pumpkin Decorating Contest next month and the library will even provide the pumpkins. The contest is open to any local residents from age 5 through adult. There will be categories for age groups from 5-7, 8-11, 12-15 and 16-adult, plus a special "Family/Group" category for families, classrooms or other groups of more than one person working together. Patrons may register and "check out" their free pumpkin on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the library's south outside parking area. Free pumpkins will available only on this day. Participants may also provide their own pumpkin for the contest. Decorated pumpkins must be returned between 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 5, and 12 noon, Friday, Oct. 6. Judging will be held on Friday afternoon and awards will be announced at 3 p.m. Pumpkins will be on display for public viewing in the library's lower level meeting room through Saturday, Oct. 14. Free pumpkins are once again being provided – while supplies last – by library staff member Terri Hambleton and her husband, Mel. For more information, call the library at 217-283-6711.