The Library Pumpkin Contest, after a two-year hiatus, is returning! This contest unveils a lot of creativity on campus but its main idea is to be a fund-raiser for the scholarships that the library gives to some of its student workers.
But first a few words about the humble pumpkin…
This squash is a fruit – It can be eaten raw – It takes about 90-120 days to grow a pumpkin
Illinois is one of the major growers of the crop. According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, 95% of the U.S. crop intended for processing is grown in Illinois. Other states that grow pumpkins are Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and California. (from Google)
Pumpkin : the curious history of an American icon By Cindy Ott University of Washington Press, 2012, First edition. Located in the General Collection, SB347 .088 2012 Click here for the link to the catalog
Getting back to the important information about the contest!
No carving of pumpkins, please. Artificial pumpkins are encouraged.
The Library Pumpkin Contest will start with the pumpkin drop off on Monday, October 24, 2022, 8 a.m., with voting being available too.
Voting will run through October 27, 9 p.m., and consists of purchasing votes at 25¢ or 5 for $1 and writing the number of your favorite pumpkin on the ticket.
Pumpkins are available for purchase at $20 and may be purchased at any time during the event. However, purchased pumpkins remain until the close of the event with the presentation of the trophy to the winner. This will occur on Friday, October 28 at 1 p.m.
Need more information? Contact Sue Yach at 708-974-5297 or firstname.lastname@example.org.