Randhurst Village hosts pumpkin carving contest

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter 

A pumpkin carving contest will take place during a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Randhurst Village. WHS will participate in the carving contest, and the winner of the contest receives $1,000 for their school.

“Sometimes students are overwhelmed by art, and this is a way of opening it up,” said Laura Taubery, activity adviser.

The pumpkins entered in the contest will be displayed during the festival, as well as pumpkins from Hersey, Prospect and Saint Viator high schools. Schools receive $500 for just competing. The marketing company at Randhurst also provided the pumpkins for the schools, so the school did not have to pay for it themselves.

“Carving, painting, adding, subtracting, we can do whatever we want (to the pumpkins),” Ms. Taubery said. “It’s exciting to see students try something they’ve never done before. It’s a community event, something completely different, to expose students to other forms of art.”

At the fall festival, a dedication ceremony will take place, attended by a Ivana K. Wilks, mayor of Mount Prospect. After the ceremony, family activities will take place, which include looking at Halloween-themed sand sculptures, pumpkin decorating stations, and photos with live owls.

Music throughout the day will be provided by Radio Disney, The Committee Band, Hi Infidelity and a live DJ.

The fall festival celebrates the completion of five decades of Randhurst Village residing in Mount Prospect.

“It’s a cool way to mix your ideas with different people. It always ends up being interesting,” Tatiana Rosales, senior, said.

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