Memorial Museum to Host ‘Pumpkin Carve Off’

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The Sam Houston Memorial Museum is having a pumpkin carving contest on tomorrow from 4-6 p.m. to raise money for the upkeep of the museum.

The event requires those who wish to participate to bring their own pumpkin as well as their own carving tools.

There are three categories that are available for people to enter: Youth (ages 6-18), Bearkat (all SHSU students), and Community Member (everyone else).

Staff member at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum Taylon Black said there is a recommended donation rate.

“There is a recommended $3.00 donation, but all of those funds will go to maintaining the museum grounds as well as the museum itself,” Black said. “This will be my first year being a part of an event like this, but I’m very excited for it.”

There will be winners selected in each category at the end of the contest. Prizes will be given out to each of the winners respectively.

Sophomore Chloe Oyerly was quite interested in learning more about the event.

“I’ve witnessed some events like this in high school but not so much in college,” Oyerly said. “It should be pretty entertaining to watch, so I might go see it actually- or even enter it!”

The entire community is encouraged and welcomed to stop by and watch the contest too. For more information, contact the Museum Education Department at (936)-294-3153 or visit the museum’s website samhoustonmemorialmuseum.com