Employees showed their creativity – and some wild imagination – at the SECC Pumpkin Decorating Contest Oct. 30 in the college’s atrium.
The event, which coincided with the end of the State Employee Charitable Campaign, brought in $1,100 and brought on some laughs, too. The pumpkins were displayed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. as employees, students and even a few patients browsed the collection and voted on their favorite pumpkins with quarters. The pumpkins with the most money raised were the winners. Each pumpkin also was available to take home by bidding in a silent auction.
The winning pumpkin was a creepy, decaying carved design by Angela Hickman from the clinical affairs office. It alone raised more than $375 in votes. Her department won a pizza party and got to choose which SECC charity would receive the proceeds of the event; they chose the American Heart Association and the Assistance Dog Institute.
The SECC committee wishes to thank all who participated in the contest. Committee members have declared it was a tremendous success.
See all the pumpkins here: The Pumpkins.