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Discover Monroe-West Monroe First Annual MWM Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Downtown Monroe
B. Lenox

Monroe-West Monroe, LA– Discover Monroe-West Monroe will host its first annual Monroe-West Monroe Pumpkin Decorating Contest during the month of October.


Participants are asked to decorate their pumpkin with a Monroe-West Monroe theme. They  are encouraged to highlight the great things about Ouachita Parish. They may paint, carve, or decorate their pumpkin.


There will be four divisions: Ages 0-12, 13-17, 18 and older, and businesses/organizations. Winners will receive Monroe-West Monroe swag items, gift cards to local restaurants, and passes to local attractions. There will be a first and second place winner for each division.


Everyone who turns in a pumpkin will receive a small prize.


Participants can bring their Pumpkin to the Discover Monroe-West Monroe Visitors Center located at 601 Constitution Drive in West Monroe starting October 1-15. Winners will be announced October 29. 


The pumpkins will be on display for viewing in the Visitors Center throughout the month of October. For more information contact Abby Wise at 318.387.5691 or

Originally from Monroe, Cory has worked in a variety of media. He has worked in television news and spent seven years as a TV sports play-by-play announcer. He was also creative director for a television advertising department and worked extensively as a photojournalist. Cory has lived in both Dallas and New Orleans.