Block & Bridle club plans Pumpkin Olympics for Fall fun

Aylin Gomez, Reporter

The SCCC Block & Bridle Club is hosting the second annual Pumpkin Olympics on Thursday Oct. 6 from 5 p.m. until dark. The pumpkin patch, located next to the Agriculture department greenhouse, will be decorated with games and contests for the community to participate in.

Community members will need to purchase a wristband for $10. This wristband includes unlimited plays of Pumpkin Grenade Fling, Pumpkin Bowling, Pumpkin Soccer and an assortment of other pumpkin themed carnival games.

“[Wristband buyers] will also get a free meal, which will be a hot dog, chips, cookie, and a drink,” said Agriculture instructor David Coltrain.

The inspiration for the gathering came from the idea of using local specialty crops to raise money for the Block & Bridle club.

Coltrain said, “Pumpkins are one of the specialty crops that do well in this area. I like to grow pumpkins and enjoy other people getting to make use of pumpkins, too.”

The Pumpkin Olympics will also feature two pumpkin carving contests and a pie eating contest. Professional pumpkin carvers will be required to bring their own tools and template and participants in the pie eating contest must pay for their pies in advance.

All money earned will benefit the Block and Bridle club for travel and competition expenses throughout the school year. For more information, please contact David Coltrain at (620) 417-1354.