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Little T’s pumpkin painting contest and fundraiser enters final week

It’s the last call for Little T’s Halloween pumpkin contest.

This week marks the final stretch of the mini-golf courses pumpkin decoration fundraiser before Saturday’s lantern lighting event.

Little T’s pumpkin contest has taken off over the past few weeks, raising a healthy amount of funds for Baxter County’s The Call.

The Call is a non-profit organization that mobilizes local churches to serve local children and youth placed in foster care. They provide a way for Christians to invite the mission field into their homes to serve those most vulnerable in their communities.

The Call partners with the Division of Children and Family Services to recruit, train and support foster and adoptive families for children and teens in foster care.

In Baxter County alone, there are currently 47 children in foster care. Sadly, 23 of those children have to be placed outside of Baxter County because of a lack of foster homes.

In Baxter County, 58 churches are currently assisting The Call alongside 13 dedicated families who have taken in many of the community’s foster children.

Entering Little T’s pumpkin painting contest is easy. You find a pumpkin, paint it, and drop it off at the main party building at Little T’s.

The pumpkin will then be placed on one of the various shelving units spread throughout the building. Those looking to win the contest better bring the heat, though, because some stunning pumpkins are already on display.

Local businesses from all over the area have created some unique and creative pumpkins boasting designs from Disney’s The Mandalorian to a fully decorated Minion pumpkin from The Despicable Me franchise.

Donating to The Call is just as easy. Donors can pop into Little T’s any time and purchase one ticket for $1 or 10 tickets for $5.

All donations will go directly to The Call during Little T’s lantern lighting ceremony on Saturday.

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