By ANTHONY SPAULDING
Director of Communications
Pope John XXIII Regional High School
SPARTA — Pope John XXIII Regional High School art and theater students in Mrs. Susan Elvena’s and Mrs. Jacquelyn Burt’s classes will be displaying pumpkins they carved at Crystal Springs' second annual Jack-O-Lantern Walk tonight at Grand Cascades Lodge in Hardyston.
The students carved 32 pumpkins for the event, which is free and will take place tonight from 6-8 p.m. at the Grand Cascades’ putting course.
The event brings talented art students from all over Sussex County and their work will be part of a “Team Collaboration” contest in which the public will vote for their favorite pumpkins. The grand prize for the contest will be $1,000, which will be donated to the winning school's Art Department, courtesy of Crystal Springs.
Prizes will also be awarded for “Guest Choice”, “Silliest Jack”, and “Scariest Jack”.
The Pope John students’ theme for the contest is “Hollywood.” The pumpkins they carved for this included characters from movies "Coraline", “Nightmare before Christmas", "Ghostbusters", Star Wars", "Batman", "Marilyn Monroe", " Wizard of OZ" and many others.
The pumpkins will also be on display on Saturday and Sunday from 6:30-9 p.m.