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Prime Publishing Raises Money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital June 04 , 2024

Northbrook, IL – From May 20-May 26, 2024, Prime Publishing raised money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital through its quarterly Click


Prime Publishing Supports Scouts BSA May 06 , 2024

On May 4, 2024, Scouts BSA Troop 671 of Wildwood, Illinois hosted their annual Pancake Breakfast.  This is the Troop's largest fundraiser each


Prime Publishing Hosts Seventh Annual Shawls for Charity Drive April 15 , 2024

Northbrook, IL – From February 1 to March 31, 2024, AllFreeCrochet and AllFreeKnitting proudly partnered with JourneyCare Home Health and Hosp


Pumpkinpalooza: Pumpkin Decorating Contest from FaveCrafts with $1000 in Prizes

October 04 , 2012

Northbrook, IL —  When thinking of fall and Halloween, no one can skip over thinking of pumpkins.  Pumpkin carving and decorating pumpkins is an activity that brings families together in fall and establishes traditions.  Driving to the pumpkin patch to pick out those perfect pumpkins even brings your whole family together.  However, with the dry summer the Huffington Post reported that pumpkin farms all over the country were experiencing shortages and “wholesale prices have doubled in some places.” is encouraging the tradition with the Pumpkinpalooza Contest!

Grab your favorite crafting supplies or your favorite carving tools and get to decorating those pumpkins. To enter the contest you can decorate a pumpkin any way you choose. The pumpkin can be real or fake, keeping any worries about pumpkin shortages at bay. Get creative! is encouraging painting, yarn pumpkin cozies, and anything else you can come up with. Remember, if you use a fake pumpkin it’ll last you a lifetime.

The entry rules are simple. Create an original decorated pumpkin and submit your entry right at Submissions will be voted on by a panel of craft celebrity judges made up of Kathy Cano-Murillo aka The Crafty Chica, Mark Montano, and Margot Potter. Our readers will vote on the finalists and the winner will be announced on October 31st. First prize is $400 cash prize and Energizer Flameless Candles for your jack-o-lanterns. There will also be a second and thrid place with cash prizes and Energizer Flameless Candles.

Don’t let your doorway go jack-o-lantern-less this Halloween and enter for a chance to win a cash prize. You can find full contest rules and prize details at


Melissa Conner, Editor
Prime Publishing LLC

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