4-H members spanning grades 4th-12th and their families spent the evening carving and painting pumpkins together at the Natchitoches Parish Fair Grounds. A total of 35 entries were judged with four winners per grade. Winners received gift certificates courtesy of a local chicken store. After the event painted entries were donated to area nursing homes.
“We plan on making this an annual event,” said Pam Pearee the new Natchitoches Parish 4-H Agent. “I’m thrilled with the turn out. We have kids from all over the parish. I wanted to do something fun that would bring the kids and families out for a meet and greet. I must thank the Natchitoches Parish Fair Board for letting us use the pavilion.”
Participants took their time planning out their pumpkins first deciding if they were going for painted, spooky, most creative or silly. Kids got to participate in a cake walk and enjoy snacks. Who needs a dance floor? Kids and parents got busy dancing under the pavilion while judges picked their winners.