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Gresham residents invited to make Halloween spooky and glowing with fun, free, contest via city

COURTESY PHOTO: MANSOUR DE TOTH, WIKIMEDIA COMMONS - All Gresham residents are invited to join a jack-o-lantern contest to be displayed around the Gresham Museum on Halloween.Gresham residents are invited to help make a spooky and glowing Halloween this year during a free, fun competition.

The Gresham Jack-o-Lantern Contest is a city event with support from the Gresham Historical Society. Participants can either pick up free pumpkins at City Hall or use their own gourd. Pumpkins are available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, or 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway.

Participants can carve, paint or decorate their pumpkins however they see fit. Multiple entries are allowed.

Completed pumpkins can be delivered to City Hall beginning Friday, Oct. 28, with a deadline of 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31. They will be displayed at the Gresham History Museum, 410 N. Main Ave., to be marveled at during the downtown Safe Trick-or-Treat event from 4-6 p.m. on Halloween around the museum. Mayor and City Council will select four winners, with various family-fun prizes up for grabs.

The categories are:

• Best age 12 and under

• Best age 12+

• Largest/most creative

• Gresham's best — design inspired by city

To enter email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the following info — name, phone number, email, brief description of design, age of participant

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