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October 16, 2013

Zombiefest to include pumpkin contest

OTTUMWA — Sieda Community Action will be sponsoring a pumpkin decorating contest as part of the first Ottumwa Zombiefest.

Zombie fans 13 and older can participate in one of three different categories:

Carved — Just a pumpkin, a blade, a light and your imagination. The carved category is for carving enthusiasts. No accessories are allowed. Pumpkins must be lit with a candle or battery-operated light for the full effect.

Decorated — No carving is allowed. Use paint, markers or whatever accessories you like to create your masterpiece.

Zombie — Go wild. Carve it, paint it or add accessories. Just make sure it's Zombieriffic. Appearance and best use of the zombie theme wins this category.

There is no registration fee. Cash prizes will be awarded in two divisions for each category, ages 13-17 and ages 18 and older. One $100 award will be given to the People's Choice.

Pumpkins must be carved or decorated before arriving at the event. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/SIEDACommunityAction.

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