Pride in Elland: Shops battle it out for th best pumpkin title

Pumpkin contest: Rebecca Sedgewick from Anon Lingerie, one of the shops taking part on the competition
Pumpkin contest: Rebecca Sedgewick from Anon Lingerie, one of the shops taking part on the competition
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Elland shops are taking part in a competition to crave the best pumpkin.

Sixteen shops in Elland have carved and decorated their pumpkins, with the public voting for their favourite. Voting cards cost £1, with all the proceeds going to Overgate Hospice.

Catherine Sugden, from the Garden Cafe on Victoria Road, said it was a fun way of getting the community together.

“We thought we’d do something and with it being Hallowe’en and people have really got involved which is important,” she said.

Catherine added shop owners in Elland were trying to get a traders group together.

“The reason we want to do that is for the community and to get more people coming into Elland.

“We want to get involved with the Elland District Partnership and with next years carnival and hopefully have a great Christmas market this year too,” she said.

“I’ve lived in Elland all my life and I think it’s quite a big, little town, so hopefully we can all come together to make it a place people come and shop in.”

The winner of the best pumpkin gets £20 worth of chocolate from Dobsons sweet shop.

The draw will be held over the weekend.