Oct 242012

By Sam Conner
The Winslow Arts Council is sponsoring its annual Halloween celebration on Saturday, Oct. 27. The event will be held at the Winslow Chamber of Commerce/Hubbell Trading Post building at 523 W. Second St., and will begin at 5 p.m. and last until approximately 7 p.m.
There will be contests for different age groups in pumpkin carving and decorating, scary stories and Halloween costumes.
The contests for carved Jack-O-Lanterns are for ages 12 and under, 12 through 17, adult and groups. The same age grouping will be used for contests involving carved pumpkins, which are not Jack-O-Lanterns and decorated pump-kins.
The scary story contests will be for children in the second grade or younger of less than 100 words and for all others at no more than 700 words. Stories should be submitted before Oct. 27 in order for judges to read them.
The Halloween costume contests will be for children from kindergarten and younger ages, first through the eighth grade and ninth through adult ages. There will be a team costume contest. All costumes must be original and in good taste.
There were well over 100 entrants and viewers in attendance at last year’s Halloween event, and the Arts Council foresees this becoming one of its most popular and well-attended offerings. Light refreshments will be served.