PERU — Who says adults can’t have fun on Halloween too?

The staff of Dirigo Elementary School had a friendly pumpkin-carving competition Tuesday, with the winning team receiving a free breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts, courtesy of Principal Charlie Swan.

Swan said there were four teams of five to six people.  Each team was given an opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how to carve their pumpkins. 

In the end, each team wound up with very different ideas. One made up of  kindergarten teachers carved a pumpkin with jagged, blood-stained teeth and a fake leg protruding from the mouth.  Another team, made up of Dirigo’s office staff, made an intricate and detailed carving of Swan’s face.

Even with a free Dunkin’ Donuts breakfast on the line, the staff said the competition is “just for fun” and a good chance to come together to enjoy Halloween. A winner has yet to be chosen.

The pumpkins were donated by secretary Jane Lueders’ family.

Swan also said the students were being given an opportunity to decorate their pumpkins for Halloween. On Wednesday, the kindergarten, first-grade and second-grade classes each decorated their pumpkins, while the third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students will decorate theirs Thursday.

“Even though it won’t be Halloween, it’ll still be fun,” Swan said.

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