by Myndi Brogdon
Sharpen your carving knife and get out the paint -- it's pumpkin-carving contest time again. Contestants can enter their funny, creative, painted or scary pumpkins between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at the Pine-Strawberry School library.
Volunteers will judge the pumpkins in each of the four categories. A separate category has been created for entrants 4-years-old and under. Be sure to put your name on the bottom of your pumpkin.
Pumpkins will be on display at the school's fall festival, but entrants must pick up their orange globes of creativity after the festival or after school Friday.
The Pine-Strawberry Fall Festival will be from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 in the Pine-Strawberry School gym. This annual event is your chance to send our eighth-graders on a long trip -- for their benefit , of course. The event is hosted by the Class of 2000 and here is what it has to offer.
"The best family fun you can find all month," the class said in its invitation. "We will entertain you with the best games, prizes and food ever."
Someone tricked a teacher into serving as the target for the wet-sponge booth and the eighth-graders are building a haunted house. There will be a basketball shoot, football throw and a duck race, and each and every booth will be staffed by our graduating class.
Children and adults are invited to come in costume and vie for prizes in categories such as funniest, scariest and most creative.
Walking on cash
The Pine-Strawberry Medical Center wants to thank the people of the community for putting their hearts and soles into walking. The center's walk-a-thon netted more than $3,000 for the community-owned clinic.
Nine-year-old Kori Phylow brought in the most sponsors among the children involved in the walk and Vivian Seville brought in the most sponsors among the adults. Congratulations ladies.