The Comprehensive Breast Center at Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC) held its annual pumpkin decorating contest on Friday, October 27, 2017, in Private Dining Rooms 1 and 2. This was the first year the contest was opened to the public.
Pumpkins could be decorated or carved but had to tie into the breast cancer awareness theme, with October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There were categories for both groups and individuals to compete. A total of 13 entries were received in this year’s competition.
Winners were determined by votes cast with money, and the pumpkin in each category (individual or group) with the most money won prizes, including Visa gift cards, movie theater passes, Price Chopper gift certificates and pizza.
All proceeds from the contest benefited the Phelps Regional Health Care Foundation’s Breast Center Mammography Fund, which provides uninsured women in need with free mammograms and ultrasounds. Because of this contest, a total of $529.50 was raised toward the fund.
The first-place winner in the group/department category was the PCRMC Heart and Vascular Department, and second place in this category went to PCRMC Medical Oncology.
The individual first-place winner was Oleda Mason, and earning second place in this category was Laura Gilbert.
Other participants in this year’s contest included the PCRMC Comprehensive Breast Center, Phelps Regional Homecare, PCRMC Denial Prevention, PCRMC Marketing, Air Evac and PCRMC Food Services as well as Cassidy King, Mary Kuelker and Odaila Araiza.