KCST Radio’s annual Great Pumpkin Giveaway, held Thursday, Oct. 24, included a carving contest that delighted children and their families. Hundreds of pumpkins, hot dogs and treats were given out, all part of the radio station’s celebration of its 25th anniversary. Nineteen local businesses entered the carving contest. Hal’s Electric “Pumpkin Lamp” took the top prize of $750, which was donated to the Siuslaw Athletic Booster Club. “Pumpkin Eating a Pumpking Eating a Pumpkin,” carved by Siuslaw Valley firefighters, took second place, and a prize of $250 went to the Siuslaw Valley Firefighters Association. Coast Insurance Services’ “Pumpkin Burger” earned the People’s Choice Award (inset photo). The prize of $500 was donated to Crossroads Weekend Food Backpack Program.
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