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Pumpkin Festival photo gallery

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 11:09 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 11:56 a.m. CDT
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Cake decorators Emilie Davies of DeKalb, left, and Andrea Sieber of Sycamore add finishing touches to one of the four by eight foot cakes for this year's Sycamore Pumpkin Festival at Hy-Vee in DeKalb on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
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Zak Atwell and his 2-year old daughter, Ella, dressed as Capt. America and American Dream in Sycamore, Ill. on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
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Emiliano Emanuel, 5, left, patiently waits to get some candy during trick or treating in downtown Sycamore.
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Seth, 12, and Tessa, 11, Harbecke and Elizabeth Gosciejew, 13, of Sycamore check out the pumpkin displays on Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013.
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Patrick Hoyle (left) checks on his stepson, Ethan Wechta, 7, as he decorates a pumpkin during the Pumpkin Festival at the Sycamore Library last Thursday, Oct. 24.
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Preston Iser, 6, Sycamore, reads "The Discovery of America" during the Pumpkin Festival at the Sycamore Library last Thursday, Oct. 24.
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Laken Davis, 8 months old, with the Davis family's entry in the decorated pumpkin display.
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Dressed as Tigger from Winnie the Pooh, Dylan Paige Ryan, 1, found the first day of Pumpkin Fest tiring, especially after just one Nestle Crunch bar.

DECORATED PUMPKIN CONTEST FIRST-PLACE WINNERS

Pick of the Patch: Max Law

President's Award: Evans Family

School Participation: Southeast Elementary

Youth Organization: Southeast Second and Fourth Grade Buddies

Adult Organization: Dewberry Architects & Engineers

Theme:

• 5 and younger: Kaden Stadie

• 6-7: Jacob Hanson

• 8-9: Emily Bychowski

• 10-11: Genna Gower

• 12-17: Griffin Gower

Happy and Fancy:

• 5 and younger: Lily Hackbarth

• 6-7: Caroline Harbecke

• 8-9: Acelin Brahl

• 10-11: Miles Kousoulas

• 12-17: Anna Gosciejew

Weird, Ugly and Scary

• 5 and younger: Luke Miller

• 6-7: Justin Forsbery

• 8-9: Logan McCall

• 10-11: Jacob Hove

• 12-17: Keegan Palm

TV or Nursery Rhyme

• 5 and younger: Zach Ziegler

• 6-7: Kennedy McCoy

• 8-9: Kelli Petit

• 10-11: Abby Krull

• 12-17: Lauren Jacobs

Carved:

• 7 and younger: Addison Dierschon

• 8-9: Breanna Anderson

• 10-11: Claire Dancey

• 12-17: Bethany Aldis

Scarecrow:

• 11 and younger: Zayne Adams

• 12-17: Neriah Garges

Family:

Parks and Thomas Kids

Adults: Susan Lloyd and Jennifer Ruft

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL PARADE FIRST PLACE FLOATS

Best of Parade: Northern Illinois Dance Center

Best Use of Theme: Opportunity House

Wally Thurow Crowd Pleaser Award: Sycamore High School Class of 1973

Neighborhood and Family: First Sellebration Farm

Organization: Conexion Comunidad

Commercial: Ideal Industries

Non-commercial: Sycamore High School Class of 1973

PUMPKIN FESTIVAL PARADE FIRST PLACE BANDS

Class 1

DeKalb High School Marching Barbs

Best Auxiliary Units: West Aurora High School

Best Drum Majors: DeKalb High School

Best Percussion Section: DeKalb High School

Class 2

Kaneland High School Marching Knights

Best Auxiliary Units: Kaneland High School

Best Drum Majors: Kaneland High School

Best Percussion Section: Kaneland High School

Class 3

Genoa-Kingston High School Marching Band

Best Auxiliary Units: Somonauk High School

Best Drum Majors: Somonauk High School

Best Percussion Section: Genoa-Kingston High School

Junior High

Eisenhower Junior High Band

Best Auxiliary Units: Eisenhower Junior High

Best Drum Majors: Eisenhower Junior High

Best Percussion Section: Eisenhower Junior High

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