HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Local chefs and surgeons will put their carving skills to the test for the inaugural Huntington Children’s Museum Pumpkin Carving Contest.
This is the latest step that a group of local parents and community members have taken in order to build a children’s museum in the city. While the competition is set for next month, the contestants are already competing for extra time in addition to the hour they have to carve. Each $5 donation gets a contestant an extra minute, up to an additional 60 minutes. As of Friday morning, the contest had raised $2,525 for the museum.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., the contest will begin outside The Market in downtown Huntington. After the pumpkins are finished, votes for the best pumpkin can be made with donations. The winner will be crowned Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Pumpkin House at 8:30 p.m. The owner of the Kenova Pumpkin House, Ric Griffith, will emcee the events.
“It’s something new to the area, and really it helps not just bring in funds for the children’s museum, but also awareness that we are a fun and family-centered establishment that we are trying to get started in our city,” said Holly Smith Mount, a volunteer with the museum…