After the museum we headed over to the historical society to begin carving. We were blessed with a perfect pumpkin. It was lovely and round with no pock marks for flaws. I started drawing the design and my mom and her friends took turns scooping out the innards and making the pumpkin wall thin enough for the light to shine through. Luckily the rain stopped long enough for us to complete the carve which took 3 hours. Around 9 PM the judges announced the winners. We were very hopeful that we would be chosen. First they called the Best Overall, not us. Then they called Most Halloween, Best Use of Pumpkin and finally we won for Best Carving!
How exciting! We were even interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for an upcoming article. The night could not have been better.
If you are ever in the area on the weekend before Halloween you must attend this event. We seem to have more fun every year.