Pumpkin-carving winners announced for 2017
Squash-based creativity on full display at annual competition.October 30, 2017
Jaclyn Watkins, M.D., assistant professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, and her daughter Jubilee, marvel at the entries at the pumpkin carving competition. Photo by Joe Howell.
At Oct. 26’s final VUMC Farmers’ Market of the year, attendees were given the chance to view the entries to this year’s Health Plus Pumpkin Carving Competition. Earlier, departments had been invited to submit one entry, and those at the market got the chance to view the squash-based creativity and vote for favorites in several categories.
Thirteen departments were represented in the contest and more than 300 voting cards were submitted by the shrewd judges of the pumpkin-carving arts.
“We hope this was a fun way to celebrate fall and work together with colleagues,” said Emily Cox, health educator at Health Plus who oversaw the contest. “All the pumpkins presented were a great display of creativity and talent.”