All fun at the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree


Joy Ufford photos

MARBLETON – The invitation went out to Marbleton’s new version of the Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree and Pumpkin Walk and dozens of locals came to check it out on Friday evening.

Kids and families lined up to check out the Junior and Adult pumpkin carvings and cast votes for their favorites. As night fell, the mostly orange globes lit from inside gave the town hall grounds an even spookier aura. In the pagoda, visitors enjoyed hot chocolate and made their ways inside to sample and vote for 10 very different chilis – white, green and red with pork beef and buffalo – and eight homemade pies – from apple to Amish pineapple to “booberry.” Both were huge hits with the happy crowd finding plenty of space in Marbleton Town Hall to sample, compare and sample again. Contest and cook-off winners received gift certificates donated by Just Imagine and Flicks N Pins.

Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree

Junior (14/under): Hailey Hossack

Adult: Trystin Fugle

Chili Cook-off

TIE: Josh Rogers’ red & Patty Platt’s white chicken chili

Pie Bake-off

Brittany Mackie’s Pumpkin Cream Pie