254. KIDS CLUB: Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest

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It’s the first week of the month and that means it’s time for another KIDS CLUB challenge.  We also have five winners to announce from last month’s “What if You Were President?” contest, which we’ll get to in just a minute.  But first, let’s talk about this month’s contest.   This is one you can do with your whole family!  It’s a Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest and it’s a great way to show off your Jack-o-Lantern creations.

Here’s how it works.  After you carve your pumpkins this month, just take a picture once it’s all lit up and upload it in the form you’ll find below.  We’ll share your photos and announce the winners when we debut our next KIDS CLUB contest in the first week of November.  The winners will receive a gift certificate to purchase toys at Learning Express in Lake Zurich.

Which reminds me that we still have to announce our winners from last month’s “What if You Were President…” contest.  We have FIVE WINNERS for this one who all submitted great answers to this question:

If you were the President of the United States of America, what would you do to make our country a better place?

We were so excited to read our entries to this one!  Each of our five winners will receive a $20 gift certificate to make purchases at Learning Express Toys in Lake Zurich.  Here’s what our young winners say they’d do if they were President…

“I would give every homeless person a hundred bucks for food a day. I would build more farms so they would produce more food to feed people.”

-Brad from Lake Barrington, an 8-year-old third grader at Countryside Elementary

“I would clean up the Earth. I would have a group of people get together and clean up the United States. They could clean up football fields, nature preserves and our neighborhood. This will stop animals from eating cans and stop bad smells.”

-Colin from Lake Barrington, an 8-year-old third grader at Countryside Elementary

“I wouldn’t let any child in our country go to bed hungry.”

-Lourdes from Barrington, a 7-year-old second grader at North Barrington Elementary

“If I were President, I would make everyone keep their country a better place to be safer. I would want everyone to be nice to each other. And make sure no one was able to be a bully. Bullies are never to bully anyone. If they did, they would go to jail. Just for a little bit because jail might be a scary place for them, that’s what I believe would make us a better country.”

-Seth from Carpentersville, a 7-year-old second grader at Countryside Elementary

“I would declare world peace so that there would be no more suffering or fighting. I would also declare that there should be a lower pollution level.

-Greta from Tower Lakes, a 9-year-old fourth grader at North Barrington Elementary

Congratulations, Brad, Colin, Lourdes, Seth and Greta!  We’ll be in touch in the coming week to let you know how to receive your prize and I know you’ll have fun picking out some new toys at Learning Express in Lake Zurich.  They just received their shipment of October Webkinz pets and they have Holiday Webkinz as well.  The toy team says they especially love “Grape Soda Pup”

And check out this cool photo of their lego action figures…

CLICK HERE to find Learning Express Toys on Facebook. You’ll also find location and contact information at LakeZurich.LearningExpress-Toys.com.

Now back to this month’s Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest.  Any child who submits a photo of their Jack-o-Lanterns will have a chance to win toys from Learning Express next month.  We’ll share the photos, reveal the winner and have brand new KIDS CLUB contest for you in the first week of November. Entering is easy, just submit your photo in the following form or send it by email to Liz@365Barrington.com.  And please feel free to submit more than one.  We can’t wait to see your pumpkin creations.  Good luck!

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