By ABBY SLANKER
Students at C.H. Campbell Elementary School let their creative Halloween juices flow for the school’s annual pumpkin decorating contest. The students decorated the pumpkins at home and then brought them to school to be put on display.
“This is a fun activity for the students to do at home with their parents,” said Travis Lavery, C.H. Campbell Elementary School principal.
Among the huge variety of creatively-decorated pumpkins were a gumball machine, a baseball, a spaceship, a fighter jet, Angry Birds, a cupcake, witches, ninjas, penguins, superheroes, spiders and several Ohio State, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers and Canfield Cardinals-themed pumpkins.
Every pumpkin entry received an award, such as the Angriest Angry Bird Award, Best Superhero Award, Best Bedazzled Pumpkin, Best Cardinal Spirit Award, Most Cardinal Pride Award, Boniest Pumpkin Award, Best Oinker Award and Best Transformer Award.
The pumpkins were on display at the school until after the classroom Halloween parties on Oct. 26.
“The students take their decorated pumpkins home at the end of the week so they can enjoy them and display them at their houses for Halloween,” Lavery said.