Pumpkin decorating contest set for Oct. 30 in Hannibal’s Central Park

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HANNIBAL, Mo. — Hannibal Parks & Recreation is hosting the seventh annual Pumpkins in the Park — a pumpkin-decorating contest and exhibit — at Central Park on Oct. 30. The event will be in conjunction with the last day of Central Park Farmers Market. Winners will be announced at noon.

The pumpkins will be on display in Central Park from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The pumpkins will be judged by the spectators. Each person will be allowed vote once in each category. Adult and children divisions will be in three categories: Scary, creative and mayor’s choice.

Participants are being asked to bring pumpkins to Central Park from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and can retrieve their pumpkins at noon. Pumpkins will be displayed at City Hall through Halloween.

Pumpkins can be decorated with paint, glitter, markers, etc., but cannot be carved.

Photos of the pumpkins will be posted on the Hannibal Parks Facebook page. The pumpkin with the most likes will earn Facebook Favorite.

Prizes are donated by SC Contact Centers and Hannibal Parks & Recreation. 

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