PHILLIPS — The Phillips Area Community Center (PACC) was the place to be Saturday, October 28. The 5th Annual Pumpkins on Parade event, organized by Sheila Jalbert, along with the Pie and Bake Sale, overseen by Winona Davenport and Barbara Fields, was a showcase of both Jack-o’-lantern carving expertise by artists of all ages and a wide variety of homemade treats donated by local cooks.

1st Place Funniest with artist Erin Kelley. Paula Kane

Judges for the Jack-o’-lanterns were Rick Bowens, Dennifer Hardy, and Mark and Margaret Cosenza.

Awards were presented as follows: 1st place Scariest, Emma Engels, who also earned a Judges’ Choice ribbon; 1st place Ugliest: Josh Kelley; 1st place Prettiest: Jaylene White; 2nd, Dora Dill; 3rd, Brenda Wilcox; Participant, Rachelle Knight; Most Original: Morgan Kelley, 1st; Diana McCall, 2nd; Funniest: 1st, Erin Kelley; 2nd, Jeremy Knight; 3rd, Bruce Godin.

1st Place Scariest with artist Josh Kelley. Paula Kane

Thank yous go out to all who helped out with this annual event – the judges; entrants; all those who donated and/or purchased pies and other goodies; Rick deBruin, who registered the pumpkin entries and took donations at the door; and those who attended in support of the PACC in general.
Organizer Sheila Jalbert wishes to encourage “even more participation next year”.

1st Place Ugliest and Judges’ Choice by Emma Engels. Paula Kane

Before the event ended Cathy Fast drew the winning ticket for the 50/50 raffle. Jim Sherrer of Weld won $110.50. The pie and baked goods sale brought in $347. With the addition of registration fees, the total amount of money raised for PACC was $623.


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