Halloween was very different this year because of COVID-19.  Only about 15-20% of the houses gave out candy, and when they did it was from a safe distance.

A lot of kids stayed home.  Some that were in virtual classrooms didn’t even get a chance to show off their costumes.

Let’s be honest… it’s been a tough year for everyone.

So we knew we had to do something EXTRA fun for 2020!

This contest was different than past years, because we HAND DELIVERED more than 180 pumpkins to people who RSVP’ed.  We added some bags of candy & chocolate for the kids, and put a pumpkin carving kit in the bags.

The mission was clear.

Step 1:

Design and carve your pumpkin, then send it to us to put on display on our team’s Facebook page.

Step 2:

Get your friends, family, coworkers and neighbours to go LIKE the photo(s) as much as possible!

The most LIKES received a Grand Prize of Apple AirPods, and the 2nd and 3rd place prizes of $50 gift cards to Skip the Dishes.

Congratulations to our FIRST PLACE WINNER, with 235 votes, Amina Saleem!

Second place went to Angelica Cillis (184 votes):

Third place was Emma and Stephen Forbes (148 votes):

Great job of incorporating our branding on this one!

Honourable mention to the other Charlton Advantage Team pumpkin, carved by Mason Whiting at the top of this page.

We made a donation to the Salvation Army Food Bank for every pumpkin carving entry we received, because we always like to support a great cause.

This year’s contest was one to remember… we hope you enjoyed seeing all of the creations.  Here they are, forever enshrined in the Charlton Advantage Hall of Fame!

Thank you to everybody who participated in this year’s contest!

Stay tuned for next year, which will be EVER BETTER.