Albuquerque courts host pumpkin carving contest | KOB 4

Albuquerque courts host pumpkin carving contest

Steve Soliz
Created: October 31, 2019 06:24 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Bernalillo Country Metro Court faced off with the District Court for some Halloween fun by hosting a pumpkin carving contest.

“We have great events throughout both court houses in terms of decorations and costumes but the real competition comes with the pumpkin decorating and carving contest,” said District Court Judge Marie Ward.

The event has been going on for the past four years with the district court winning every year.

Metro Court Judge Sandra Engel said everyone looks forward to this time of year.

“They work so hard they get so excited about this time of year,” Judge Engel said. “The courthouse has all kinds of haunted houses they really get into the Halloween spirit.”

Just like in the courtroom, the winner is up to the judge.

The winner of the contest gets bragging rights and gift cards.

“We love not only judging in the courtroom, that brings us a lot of joy to see people making good decisions in their life and changing things and us giving them resources to really help them rebuild, but we also like to have fun in here and judging pumpkins gives us the chance to do something a little different,” Judge Engel said.

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