“The Great Pumpkin Contest” took place for the first time today at Goliad Elementary. 4th grade participants had to create a decorated pumpkin that was based on their favorite book character and no carvings were allowed.
Goliad Librarian Kim Sides estimated that there were about 50 students who participated in the contest and went on to say, “I feel like we had a great participation turnout, especially considering that their 4th graders; [because] maybe now their feeling now like it’s not as fun as it was when they were younger.”
Guest judges were allowed into the interior foyer of the school to view and judge the pumpkins. Each entry was judged on originality, creativity, and likeness to actual book character. The four “Best in Show” winners would receive a $20 gift certificate to the book fair that is going on now through October 27th at Goliad.
“We love all the creativity that the students brought and we look forward to more next year!”