GONZALES — A pumpkin decorating contest will take place in Gonzales, hosted by the Gonzales Police Department, which is providing free pumpkins to help get community members started.
The first 50 residents who sign up for the contest can pick up a free pumpkin at the police department on Monday, Oct. 19, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. There is a maximum of one entry per person.
Chief of Police Keith Wise said the contest is “another fun engagement opportunity that allows us to connect with our community, interact in a casual and fun setting.”
Entrants are asked to return their carved pumpkin to the police department on Oct. 23 to be displayed in the department lobby, with judging to take place on Oct. 26.
Prizes will be awarded to the top two winners in each category, and winners will be notified at a later date.
“Since things will be different this Halloween due to the pandemic, we wanted to give folks the opportunity to participate and remain engaged and connected with all of us here at the police department in the spirit of Halloween,” Wise said.
Pumpkins will be returned to their entrants between Oct. 28 and 30, with any left at the police department after that time to be discarded. For more information, contact Gonzales Police Department at 831-675-5010.