October is one of my favorite months with the feel of the crisp air and sound of leaves crunching under my feet. This October we started off the month at Arrowstreet with a new seasonal sweet treat of pumpkin spice coffee and ended it on Halloween with our annual Pumpkin Carving and Decorating Contest. We had 14 entries this year including a Star Wars Death Star pumpkin, Mr. Pumpkinhead, Cinderella’s Pumpkin Coach, and The Solomon R. Pumpkinheim Museum—just to name a few.
After the votes were cast and tallied, we announced the three winners. Finishing in 3rd place was the LL Bean Team of Tony Filardo, Matt Byrnes-Jacobsen, Lee Morrissette, and Sean Selby with their Pumpkin Cooler. Coming in 2nd place was Lauren Haggerty for her masterfully etched Deep Ocean Glow. Taking the grand prize was Will Su for his rendition of our own Jason King – the “Jason PumpKing.” The resemblance is quite striking, and Jason deserves some of the credit, if you ask me.
Great work to everyone who participated; I can’t wait to see what pumpkin designs come out of the talented and creative Arrowstreet crew next year!