“Hack the Jack” Pumpkin Carving Contest

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Whether it was carved, sculpted, or painted, it could be entered into the Naperville Jaycee’s “Hack the Jack” competition.

This is the first year for the event, which was inspired by pumpkin carving creativity from Naperville Jaycee Bill Donofrio’s past.

“My wife used to have her friends all get together, before we were married,” said Bill Donofrio, state director of the Naperville Jaycees. “They would get pumpkins and carve them and they did ridiculous stuff like putting PVC pipe in their pumpkins and creating legs. They did all sorts of things beyond the pumpkin.”

The pumpkins were put out at Naper Settlement for folks to check out and vote on their favorite.

The creators of the top three favorite pumpkins will win a cash prize. Winners will be announced on October 28.

Naperville News 17’s Blane Erwin reports.