Glowing jack-o’-lanterns perched on top of the old stone wall in front of The Eliot Church in South Natick as organizer Tod Dimmick paced in front of them, pausing to take notes on a clipboard. Almost 20 of the carved pumpkins were entered in the annual contest this year, competing for first-, second-, and third-place ribbons in youth and adult categories on the night before Halloween.
“It’s never easy to choose from so many great entries,” Dimmick said as he tallied the scores and readied the ribbons.
The winners are…
Youth, 1st place: Lilah McNitt for “Super Scary”
Youth, 2nd place: Conrad Farr for “Homegrown”
Youth, 3rd place: Charlotte Peterson for “Jack and Zero”
Adult, 1st place: Lee Manuel for “Tortoise”
Adult, 2nd place: Stephanie Smith for “Cinderella’s Nightmare”
Adult, 3rd place: Carol Hildebrand for “New England Pumpkin Python”
Congratulations to all, and thanks for participating in this great community-building event.
Photo credits: Tod Dimmick