Culinary Club hosts pumpkin contest and bake sale


Ava Herring

Four carved pumpkins on display during The Culinary Club’s bake sale and contest on Oct. 27.

Ava Herring, Diversity Editor

The Culinary Club at AACC held a pumpkin carving contest and bake sale on the Arnold campus on Thursday. 

All proceeds from the bake sale will go toward funding field trips. The club will decide where they will take a trip to, and when the trip will be held, at a later point. 

Melissa Hawkins, an instructional specialist and faculty adviser for the club, said the Culinary Club focuses on the student’s love for food.

The contest’s first-place winner was Britney Kreis, who carved a pumpkin biting an apple.

The second-place winner, Marley Langan, a first-year student, painted a “Nightmare Before Christmas” themed pumpkin.

“It was a really fun experience,” Langan said. “It was awesome.”

The third-place winner was Sandra Wade, who painted her pumpkin like a pumpkin spice latte.

One of the contestants, Casey Oliver, a second-year student, said it was the perfect way to celebrate Halloween.

“I figured it would be a fun thing to do just to get into the Halloween spirit,” Oliver said. “I thought it was a lot of fun.”

The club will also take preorders for a Pie Sale Fundraiser starting this week, in time for Thanksgiving. Information about the pie sale will be posted on The Nest.