Think outside the pumpkin.
That's what organizers of are advising those who participate in the city's first-ever, official Edmonds Pumpkin Carving Contest. The church will be judging entries. Scheduled to be an annual event, it's sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce
"Any opportunity of getting out in the community and being part of it is what we're interested in doing," said Kerry Kearney, the church's directory of children's ministries. This summer, the church held free concerts outside its doors on Saturdays and drew plenty of people in town for the nearby summer market.
"We're tired of the thinking that everything is so off limits (in a church)," Kearney says. "We just want to have more fun."
Here are the contest's pertinent details:
- Use your imagination. Think outside the pumpkin.
- Pumpkins must be lighted with glow stick or other battery-operated lighting device. No candles.
- Use up to five pumpkins for your sculpture.
- Drop off your pumpkin for judging at North Sound Church, 404 Bell St., between noon and 4 p.m.
Awards will be given in the following categories: scariest, most creative, most beautiful, funniest and "we didn't see that coming."
Pumpkins will be on display for public viewing at Fourth and Main steets from 5-7 during the annual downtown trick-or-treat event.
Those who just want to display their pumpkins can bring it by the pumpkin display at 5 p.m.
Coming tomorrow on Edmonds Patch: A look at other Halloween activities in Edmonds.