This post is either 6 days early, or one year late. This pumpkin decorating contest took place for Halloween 2012, at The Old Folks' Home. Aren’t they clever?
The other thing that happened last year at the Old Folks’ Home is that they decided to have a costume party. My aunt, who moved there in February 2012, was asked to be a judge for the costume contest. She thought this would be a harmless way to meet new people, so she agreed.
Well. At the party, two people dressed up as prostitute and pimp (sorry, no photos). The Old Folks’ Home Management told them they weren’t allowed to dress that way. This created a ruckus, as some of the judges wanted to give those two an award. The competition among the remaining participants was fierce and political. In the end my aunt shrugged off the experience, but it turned out that being a judge for this event was not a great way to win friends.