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Halloween Activities
October 31, 2014

Jack-O-Lantern Contest

Carve an awesome Jack-O-Lantern or paint a festive pumpkin, and bring it to the southwest corner of the Courthouse Square in Salem to register for our first ever Jack-O-Lantern Contest.  Jack-O-Lanterns will be displayed along the sidewalk until 7:30 p.m.  After 8:00 p.m., we will dispose of the Jack-O-Lanterns that haven't been picked up.
If you would like to illuminate your Jack-O-Lantern,
please use battery operated candles, flashlights, or glowsticks.

  • No carving or painting is to be done on the display site.  Anyone wishing to participate must bring an already carved or painted jack-o-lantern.
  • The main part of the entry must be a pumpkin.
  • This is a family event--we reserve the right to remove/disqualify any entries that are deemed to be inappropriate or offensive.
Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
on the southwest corner of the Courthouse Square.

Winners will be presented with their prize
when they pick up their Jack-O-Lantern/painted pumpkin,
between 7:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

1st Place Prize - $30 in Salem Dollars
2nd Place Prize - $20 in Salem Dollars
3rd Place Prize - $10 in Salem Dollars

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for kids 12 years old & younger
Sponsored by
Bryan Bennett Library &
Modern Woodmen of America
Contest will be held at Bryan Bennett Library
Registration begins at 5:15 p.m.
Judging will begin at 5:30 p.m.
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6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The City of Salem's official

will be from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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