HOBART | Mayor Brian Snedecor had the honor, and difficulty, of judging the Pumpkin Carving Contest at Center for Possibilities in Hobart. Preschool and adult students with disabilities and their families carved, painted and decorated pumpkins donated by Johnson's Farm Produce and Remus Farms, Inc.
"I wish I had five first places," said Mayor Snedecor. "With all the time that went into painting and carving these pumpkins, it goes to show you how enthusiastic they were about the project."
"There is a danger that their disability may impact their ability to learn," added Renae Brantley, executive director. "We have to do everything possible to stimulate their brains and make sure that they are getting as much learning as possible."
First, second and third place winners for the Preschool class were Jayshon, Mikiah, and Nicholas, respectively. Winners in the Adult class were Susie Tellez (first), Dougie Upchurch (second) and Debbie Ellrich (third).
View all the Center for Possibilities pumpkin creations on their website at www.centerforpossibilities.org and see the news broadcast at lakeshorepublicmedia.org.