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Pumpkin party!

Posted on August 31 2017 at 1:55:58

Winning designs

Alvechurch is getting ready to go pumpkin crazy, as the countdown to the village’s first-ever Pumpkin Festival is under way!

Taking place on Saturday October 28 at Alvechurch Village Hall, the family event gives villagers the chance to show off their pumpkins.

You might be growing one in your garden, you may want to carve a design into a shop-bought one, or get crafty and enter some pumpkin art such as a painting, a sculpture or even a crochet pumpkin.

More than 100 pupils at Alvechurch Middle School submitted ideas for the festival’s logo, with the winning design to be turned into a badge and given out to all entrants at the festival.

A top entry was picked from each year group, before Darcey McNeill from Year 6 was chosen as the overall winner for her eye-catching creation.

To display a pumpkin of any sort at the festival, download an entry form at, pick one up at The Lounge, or click here.

There’s a £1 entry fee, with all proceeds in aid of the Village Hall and Papyrus (a charity for young suicide prevention). 

The festival runs from 11am–4pm and pumpkin-related refreshments will be available!

Above: Designs by year group winners Darcey (Year 6), Maddie (Year 8), Lauren (Year 5) and Erin (Year 7).

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