Carving a masterpiece

Hours of pumpkin carving and sculpting were displayed Friday at a local grocery store.
Krystle Wagner
Oct 27, 2012


Leppink’s Food Center in Ferrysburg hosted its first pumpkin-carving contest. At stake were gift cards for second and third place, while first place meant a chance to win a go-kart.

Fifty-nine pumpkins were submitted for the contest. It was judged by Ferrysburg Mayor Dan Ruiter, Sgt. Curt Theune of the Spring Lake/Ferrysburg Police Department and Dr. Mike Weiss of Spring Lake.

To see more photos from the contest, click here.

After careful consideration, the winners were announced: Pat Riordan, first; Eric Elkins, second; and Steve Wozniak, third.

Riordan said it took him about 16 hours to sculpt his pumpkin. The Walker man said it was only the second time he created a pumpkin of that magnitude.

Leppink's Store Director Don Ferguson said he wasn’t sure what to expect for the first-time event.

“We did it to create excitement in the store and to create something unique,” he said.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.




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