Kids under 17 years of age were invited to come to Fox River Family Dentistry in Berlin, Wisconsin from October 7th - October 13th and pick up a pumpkin to decorate and bring it back to the dental office by October 18th of this year.
"We wanted something fun for the community and to let them know we are fun people" said Elizabeth the office administrator. She added that there were 27 pumpkins brought back at the Berlin office and 41 entries made it back to the Montello office. Elizabeth said that a 4th grade art teacher from Forest Lane Elementary in Montello picked up many of the pumpkins and had the kids do it as a class project.
Elizabeth also said that "a couple of strays have come in to vote" but that mostly their patients were the ones voting. She stated that she has been in dentistry for 10-11 years and does reception, assisting and office administration. The dentists, Dr. Alex White and Dr. Vy Le, bought Fox Lake Family Dentistry in December 2012. They are engaged and both graduated from Marquette.
Children were asked not to carve the pumpkins and to just decorate them. The public is invited to come in a vote for the best pumpkin from October 21st to October 25th.
The winner will be announced on October 28th and will receive an iPod Shuffle. The second place prize is a $25 McDonald's gift card.
Two offices are participating. They are located at:
120 Commercial St, Berlin, WI and 215 Church St in Montello, WI.