Combining reading with pumpkins

Published: Oct. 28, 2021 at 3:21 PM EDT
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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) - North Elementary School in Watertown is holding its second annual pumpkin decorating contest.

Students have to decorate the gourd like their favorite literary character.

The most popular this year was Pete the Cat.

“The kids love it. They come to the library and they want a new book, but now they’re excited to see the new pumpkins that kids have decorated. We’ve had over 60 pumpkins,” said Nicole Stratton, school librarian & media specialist.

The winning pumpkin will be picked from the patch Friday by the school principal.

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