Patrick Griffin, speech therapist, with his winning pumpkin, and Samantha Hutt, physical therapist, with the second-place pumpkin

On Oct. 25, 2017, Life Care Center of Leominster, Massachusetts, associates brought in 18 decorated pumpkins for the annual pumpkin-carving contest.


The gourds were displayed in the dining room for residents, family members, associates and guests to view and vote on.


The competition was fierce this year, but Patrick Griffin, speech therapist, won for the second year in a row. He contributed a Charlie Brown pumpkin. Second place went to Samantha Hutt, physical therapist, assistant, who carved a Halloween-themed yard scene into her pumpkin. Third place went to Raymond Perales, maintenance director, for his Lawrence Welk pumpkin that sang and sprayed bubbles. The top three winners received trophies.


“The pumpkin-decorating contest has become a great tradition here in Leominster,” said Griffin. “It’s a friendly competition that I always look forward to in the fall. I’m going to have to work hard to make it three in a row next year!”         

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