September 21, 2010 § 1 Comment
Benefitting Lewy Body Dementia Research
October 30, 2010
The Syx Annual Pumpkin Carve was started by Steven and Amy Syx when they were poor college students at Auburn University trying to find a way to amuse themselves and their friends.
Since then, the Syx’s have kept up the tradition of the annual event with more and more people attending each year. The 2009 pumpkin carve had over 75 entries, with even more attendees who came for the food, fun and watching others. Be sure to check out the photos of prior year carvings!
Also in 2008, the Syx Pumpkin Carve became a fund-raising event to raise research funds and awareness for those suffering from Lewy Body Dementia. The Syx family does this in honor of Bud Syx, who died in 2006 after a three-year battle with the disease. He is greatly missed, especially at get togethers like this, since he loved Halloween and parties of all kinds. Donations at the door are appreciated, but not required. All funds collected will be forwarded to Lewy Body Dementia Association in memory of Bud Syx.
The winner of the pumpkin carve is decided by popular vote and is crowned Pumpkin King or Queen at the end of the evening, with full bragging rights. Second and third place winners are also recognized (see our picture galleries).
Mostly, we just have a lot of fun, but there are those who take this very seriously. We welcome carvers off all ages and ability. We hope you can make it to our fun event in honor of someone we love very much!
- Bring your own uncut pumpkin
- No pre-cutting your pumpkin before the contest starts (you may draw a pattern on your pumpkin or punch pattern holes beforehand)
- You will have 2 hours from the start of the contest to complete your pumpkin
- You can use any tool you like to cut with (bring your own)
- Your pumpkin must glow
- No voting on your own pumpkin (honor system)