Community Interest

Great Turn Out for New Melle Pumpkin Glow

Blondin Professional Real Estate sponsored and hosted a community Pumpkin Glow on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4578 Hwy. Z in New Melle.  Despite somewhat chilly weather, there was a good turnout and lots of fun for all ages

. There were 41 entries for the pumpkin contest, which was decided by people’s choice votes. Winners were: Owen Martin (Children’s); Alyssa Bedwell (Youth) and Riley Kolkmeyer (Adult). Prizes for each category, which included gift baskets and gift cards, were sponsored by Blondin Professional Real Estate. Two attendance prizes were also awarded: Jordan Williams won a Blackstone Grill donated by Blondin P.R.E.; and Alayna Freeman won a BBQ Accessory Gift Basket donated by Grillaholics.

Participants enjoyed making S’mores donated by Catala Facial Retreat and Boutique and the Red Beauty Salon; complimentary hot chocolate, water and beer from Good News Brewing Co. and Blondin Real Estate; and a UKRAFT food truck offered a selection of wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads.

Other free activities included cartoons for the kids and yard games for the whole family. 

Thanks to all who came out and participated, and thank you Blondin Professional Real Estate and all who donated items and/or helped in any way. What a nice community event!

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Forty-one pumpkins were entered for judging.

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Kudos to the staff at Blondin Professional Real Estate sponsoring,
decorating and organizing the event!

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The winning pumpkin in the adult category - submitted by Riley Kolkmeyer.

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The kids and youth categories winners
(left by Owen Martin, and right by Alyssa Bedwell.)

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Youth winner.

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The Catala / Red Beauty Salon Tent.

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The UKRAFT food truck.

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Good News Brewing.

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Enjoying the fire pits.

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Cartoons for the kids.

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Those who attended enjoyed a number of yard games
including corn hole, connect four and more.