Join the Newport Recreation Center for its first-ever pumpkin carving contest, a free, virtual community event.

Sharpen those knives and get creative with your pumpkin. Once it’s carved, take it out to one of Newport’s city parks for a scenic fall photo shoot and email the photo to The deadline for submitting photos is Oct. 27. 

Pumpkins can be lit or unlit, but they must be carved. The contest features three age categories: 6-12, 13-18, and over 18. First place in each category wins a $20 gift certificate donated by 2 Kids Candy Store. All photos will be posted on the Newport Parks and Recreation Facebook page on Oct. 28. The photo in each category with the most likes by noon on Nov 1 will be declared the winner.

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