|SGA member Gerard Cruz sends his pumpkin toward the pins, which were set up in the Leesburg campus quad at LSSC.|
Real pumpkins were used in place of bowling balls, which made any score far more impressive, as the gourds tended to veer left or right depending on their shapes. Any busted pumpkins were promptly wrapped with orange duct tape and reused.
Faculty and staff ended up taking all the medals. First place went to the Facilities team, second place went to the Learning Center team, and the Athletics team scored third.
|Chase Rowe relaxes with his phone on the sidelines of the pumpkin bowling games.|
Cindy Lackey, Assistant Director of Student Life, estimates a turnout of around 240 who showed up for free food and bowling.
Rob Estes, a supervisor in the Facilities department, believes pumpkin bowling to have been started about nine years ago by Heather Elmatti, an assistant professor of speech and journalism at LSSC, and continued ever since.
Representatives for SGA’s Paint Night and SAFIRE’s Humans Versus Zombies game were both present at the event to gather signatures and participants.
Paint Night will be on Nov. 13 from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. A canvas will be provided to participants, along with paint and brushes for those who cannot supply their own. Tickets are $8 until Oct. 28. From Oct. 29 through Nov. 4, they are $10. From Nov. 5 to Nov. 12, they are $12. Tickets are $14 the day of the event.
|Student David Knoras launches his pumpkin bowling ball down an improvised lane.|
|LSSC math professor Nicole Osborn gets ready for a shot while fellow team member and math professor Judith Hayes watches. The Math Department team won first place in last year's pumpkin bowling competition, but was beat out this year by the Facilities team.|
|Around 240 students attended the event over the course of the day for free food and pumpkin bowling.|
|The prize medals were displayed during the event. First, second and third place went to the Facilities team, the Learning Center team and the Athletics team respectively.|
|Rob Estes chooses to use one of the larger pumpkins for his turn.|
|Estes makes a shot.|
|After one more shot, Estes gets a spare.|