Pumpkin Party

Greta Thunberg made an appearance via pumpkin and reminded “There is no planet B” in a sign also carved on the pumpkin, photo credit: Vincent M. Picone

Crest’s Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest filled Crest Hardware’s Garden Center with the cream of the creative carving crop. All ages got into the action bringing pumpkins carved in a variety of themes, and some the stuff of nightmares such as: “L Train Delay” and a jack-o-lantern grin with more teeth than an anglerfish.

Crest’s Garden Center was aglow in jack-o-lantern light, photo credit: Vincent M. Picone

Adult carved contestants competed in categories: carve master, most creative, or classic. Kids’ pumpkins vied to win: scariest, cutest, or most creative.

The Brooklyn Pizza Crew supplied the pizza. Artist and Craftsman Supply hosted kids’ crafts. Prizes were donated by several local businesses: Lighthouse BK, Calexico, Variety Coffee, Zona Rosa, Lorimer Market, Campbell Cheese & Grocery, Union Pool, Mofad, Brooklyn Zoo, Bongiorno, and School of Rock.

Joe Franquinha, pumpkin carver winner of the Campbell Cheese prize pack, and Liza Franquinha, photo credit: Vincent M. Picone

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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