Creative artists showcase their talents each Halloween by carefully planning and carving elaborate designs out of pumpkins. A slightly different tool was used In Franklin Grove Sunday to carve pumpkins – guns.The Chaplin Creek Muzzleloaders “Pumpkin Shoot,” was a friendly competition where marksman aimed their old fashioned gun downrange to try and “carve” a face. The accuracy of the weapon made for some Picasso-like pumpkin faces by the end of the event. To help decide the winners, honorary judges Eli, 8, and Olivia Brauhn, 4, of Franklin Grove, pick their favorite "musket carved face."
– Photos by Alex T. Paschalfirstname.lastname@example.org