Monday, April 24, 2006

Great Pumpkin!

You know if I’m not eating candy or writing about candy, I’m out on the internet reading about candy and looking at candy photos.

Last week I stumbled across two incredible sets of photos on Flickr, here’s a small sample:

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Joshua has over 175 photos of individual pieces of Halloween candy, both wrapped and then unwrapped.

I emailed him, and he gave me the story behind it. He collected a barrel of candy (50 gallons!) for Halloween as part of his work as a youth pastor. They did a huge challenge called the Pumpkin Hunt for middle and high school aged kids, kind of like a treasure hunt:

We divide kids up into teams of like 4-6 each and they race through different clues that send ‘em all over the place in our community and the first one to make it to the candy wins. There’s also a combination lock on the candy, and along the way they pick up 3 numbers to the lock and have to get ‘em in order and unlock the padlock to actually win.

Wow, way harder than Trick-or-Treat, but it sounds a lot more fun. I wonder if the winner got the whole 50 gallons?

 

POSTED BY Cybele AT 7:43 am Tracker Pixel for Entry     ReviewHalloweenFun StuffNewsPhotography

Comments
  1. That sounds like a blast! I bet they got the whole 50 gallons because they had to share with their teammates. Good deal.

    Comment by Suzanne on 4/24/06 at 12:41 pm #
  2. Is the store in New York?

    Liane

    Comment by liane on 5/06/06 at 6:59 am #
  3. Cybele's avatar

    Liane - the story isn’t about a store, it’s just a guy who organized a giveaway for kids in his youth group but photographed all the candy beforehand.

    Comment by Cybele on 5/06/06 at 7:43 am #

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