May 24, 2024

“Carving for a Cure” Raises $400 for Relay for Life

The winners of "Carving for a Cure" pose with the judges, including President Hurley.

The winners of “Carving for a Cure” pose with the judges, including President Hurley.

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, “Carving for a Cure,” a pumpkin carving contest on Ball Circle, raised more than $400 for UMW’s Relay for Life.

For the first time, the annual contest was co-sponsored by UMW Dining Services and Relay for Life. More than 20 groups of students entered their pumpkins to win one of three prizes, while dozens more carved pumpkins simply to get in the Halloween spirit.

President Richard V. Hurley and staff members from University Relations and the James Farmer Multicultural Center judged the pumpkins on creativity and originality, theme, and overall execution.

Dining Services donated 50 pumpkins, refreshments and prizes for the event.

The following students won prizes for their pumpkins:

  • Kenneth Haddon placed first for his “Incredible Hulk”-themed pumpkin;
  • Julia Burzynski placed second for her UMW-themed pumkin;
  • and Laura Cutosky placed third for her Tinkerbell pumpkin.

For more photos from the event, check out Graphic Designer Amy Alexander’s album on Facebook.

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.