Pleasanton Weekly

News - November 5, 2010

9-year-old wins downtown pumpkin carving contest

Best hand-carved pumpkin, 'not too scary'

by Jeb Bing

Taylor Potter, 9, took home top honors Saturday at the annual pumpkin carving contest sponsored by downtown Pleasanton merchants.

Potter's large, hand-carved and "not too scary" pumpkin was judged the best overall in the contest, which was held in front of the Museum On Main.

Others who entered pumpkins in the competition were Andy Burnett, Michael Gagnon, and Alena and Marinna Gagnon. Alena is 5-1/2 years old; Marinna is 3 years old. They are the daughters of Michael and Lori Gagnon.

Jennifer Amiel, education director of the museum, handled the awards program. Judges were Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and Jeb Bing, publisher/editor of the Pleasanton Weekly.

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