“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as far as the eye can see.” (Linus from It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown)
Each year, kids of all ages head to Kearny to visit our own Great Pumpkin. Judges see the costumes and choose winners in each age group for Cutest, Funniest, Scariest, Most Creative and Best Group/Family.
This year was no different. The judges had their work cut out for them naming this year’s winners. And here they are:
• 0-3 age group: Cutest (Bull Rider) Lane Day; Funniest (Candy Seller) Milo Arellano; Scariest (Witch) Lauren Chester; Most Creative (Fisherman) Macie Olsen; and Best Group/Family (Rancher and Chicken) Cade and Cassidy Bravo.
• 4-6 age group: Cutest (Cleopatra) Jazmye Elliott; Funniest (Scarecrow) Stacy McCubbin; Scariest (Pumpkin) Isaac Gallego; Most Creative (Alien) Kimberly Nehrmeyer; Best Group/Family (Cat and Witch) Marima Vega and Ecy Zae Jaramillo.
• 7-10 age group: Cutest (Mime) Brystol Stricklank; Funniest (Cereal Killer) Cyrus Sosa; Scariest (Rhino) Krochel Sims; Most Creative (Marley) Colt Nehrmeyer; Best Group/Family (Pioneer Lady and Chicken) Camille and Leah Bentley.
• 11 and up age group: Cutest (Dorothy) McKinzee James; Funniest (Nerd) George Wade; Scariest (Dead Baseball Player) Mark Chester; Most Creative (Starbucks) Jessalyn Sims; Best Group/Family (Angel and Devil) Julissa Garcia and Olivia Boatman.
This year’s judges were Rose Bradford, Donna Hatfield, Missi Foster, Jennifer Tamayo, Marina Garcia and Viridiana Lopez. The awesome Dave Orzell hosted the event.