Halloween may look different for many this year, but that’s not stopping Lake Oconee Dentistry from sharing some Halloween spirit. The practice is running a Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest among local school art departments to help celebrate the season, encourage creativity and support local art programming.
“Dentistry is as much about art as it is about science,” says Dr. David Bradley, co-owner of Lake Oconee Dentistry. “What’s more, we have several team members who love to sketch, paint and craft. Supporting the arts is important to us, so holding a contest like this is really a natural fit.”
At the beginning of October, the practice offered local art teachers up to two pumpkins for their students to carve or decorate. Pictures of the completed pumpkins will be posted on the Lake Oconee Dentistry Facebook page (www.facebook.com/LakeOconeeDental) from Thursday, Oct. 22through Friday, Oct. 30. During that time, people are encouraged to visit the Facebook page and “like” their favorite pumpkin. The school pumpkin that receives the most likes by Oct. 30will receive $100 for the student decorators and $400 for the school’s art department, $500 in total. Participating schools include Putnam County Primary School, Putnam County High School, Gatewood, Greene County Primary and Lake Oconee Academy.
“We are really excited to showcase the talent and creativity of these students,” says Dr. Bradley. “This is one way we can help make a difference by encouraging student creativity and providing funds for additional art materials in the classroom.”