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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Surprise Youth Council to host inaugural Pumpkin Carving Showcase

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The City of Surprise Youth Council is inviting you to  participate in the first ever pumpkin carving contest during G.A.I.N. Night at Mark Coronado Park (15850 N. Bullard Ave.) on Saturday, October 23 from 5-9 p.m.! Prizes will be awarded to the following category winners:

  • Youth (ages 12 & under)
  • Teen (ages 13-17)
  • Adult (ages 18 & up) 

To make a submission, check your pre-carved pumpkin into the Surprise Youth Council table by 6 p.m. on the day of the event. All entries will fill out an entry form upon submission. The Surprise Youth Council will judge the pumpkins around 7 p.m. and announce winners at the event. If you wish to keep your pumpkin, it must be picked up at the Surprise Youth Council table by 9 p.m. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be notified by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 25.

What is G.A.I.N. Night? G.A.I.N. stands for “Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods.” The event brings the community together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity by displaying the importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight for a safer state. 

For more information on the Pumpkin Carving Contest, contact Gina Neria at 623.222.1031 or email gina.neria@surpriseaz.gov. Visit Public Safety G.A.I.N. Night for more information on the event!

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