School pumpkin contest raises money for charities

School pumpkin contest raises money for charities

Colquitt County students are raising money for charities and promoting reading with a fall twist.

Norman Park Elementary is holding their first ever storybook pumpkin contest. 28 home room classes each dressed up a pumpkin, depicting a character from a book.

For the past week and a half students have been voting for their favorites with money, one penny equals one vote.

"It has been phenomenal. Our kids are very excited, our teachers are excited. Everyone has really participated a lot. We've raised already, over $2,500," said Norman Park Elementary Principal, Stacey Rutledge.

All the money will go to the Colquitt County United Way.

Voting ends Friday and the winners will be announced Monday morning. First place winners will receive a party at Burger King.

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