Pumpkin carving is in full swing during the “Jack-o'-Lit” festival on Kogan Plaza last Tuesday afternoon. Participants were encouraged to dress as their favorite literary or classical character.
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A student works on a pumpkin during the “Jack-o'-Lit” event. Literary themes were encouraged as subjects for the festive decorations.
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A student talks about her design during the “Jack-o’-Lit” pumpkin-carving event.
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Intricate designs called for special care during the carving process. Prizes were awarded for best literary theme for the pumpkins.
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Is there a frightening resemblance? You be the judge.
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Some of the carvers dressed in costume for the event.
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Finished pumpkins are arranged for judging and admiration during the event on Kogan Plaza.
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Jack-o’-Lanterns carved from pumpkins can be really scary, even for other pumpkins.
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Final results are judged for the friendly competition.
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Contestants take a look at their competition prizes from the “Jack-o-Lit” pumpkin event.
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Mehreen Arif, who garnered top overall pumpkin, proudly displays her Shakespearian effort.
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The rest of the winners of the “Jack-o’-Lit” carving competition display their finished work.
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