Boy Basketball Rivalry Game

Last night was the most important game for the Logan Elm Braves. It was not only important to get the win but it was important because it was the rivalry game against the Circleville Tiger. This rivalry has been going on for centuries now. It is the game to determine who is the best school in Pickaway County.

The 7th grade had an outstanding game, they got the win with a score of 44 to 22. With that score there must be a lot of scorers. The top scorer of the game was #5 Braylen B. Braylen hit 2 threes and made 2 free throws for 14 points. The other top scores were #1 Quinten H. and #13 Drew T. Quinten and Drew combine for a total of 14 points. Then the lead defender was #31 with 2 number of steals.

The 8th grade also had a great game, the score of that game was 47 to 17. The leading scores of that game were Tristan E. with 13 points. Konnor S. with 9 points. Finally Konnor T. with 6 points at the end of the game. They all play a great defensive game only letting up about 6 points in the second half.

Last night was a very good night for the Logan Elm Braves. Not only beating there rival but show that they are they best team in Pickaway County.

Circleville Pumpkin Show

Related imageThe Circleville Pumpkin Show is right around the corner, it is only two days away.  The Circleville Pumpkin Show is known as the Greatest Show on Earth.  You will be learning about the history of the Pumpkin Show, which has been around since 1903.  There are many different things that you can do at the Pumpkin Show including riding rides, eating your favorite pumpkin food, visiting with friends, or just walking around.  There are many things to know about the Circleville Pumpkin Show.

First, how did the Pumpkin Show get started?  The  mayor of Circleville at that time, George Haswell, decided he wanted to get all the different people from the county and all the people of the city together.  So he invited the farmers to bring their best produce to town on certain dates and display them on the streets of Circleville.  The best produce won a prize.  The  Circleville Pumpkin Show has always been held on the downtown streets of Circleville, and probably always will be.

Secondly, there are many things that you can do at the Pumpkin Show.  You could ride rides like: the Ali Baba, the Carousel, the Viking Ship, the Musical Express, the Zipper, the Star, the Ferris Wheel, the dinosaur ride, Twister, the Rodeo, or even the Alien Abduction.  You could also do the fun house or games like:  fish for the duck with a star, roller bowler, ski ball, pop the balloon, ring the cane, bb gun shoot the star, and/or go fish.  My favorite thing to do is walk around and eat food.  Some of the special food you can purchase is: pumpkin log roll, pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin waffles, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, pumpkin fries, pumpkin donuts, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin dumplings, pumpkin burgers, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin fudge, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin latte, and pumpkin whoopie pies.  My favorite place to go at Pumpkin Show is the Bell Station Home Goods store at the corner of Watt Street and Pickaway Street.  I like it because they have one dollar drinks outside and inside they have nice jewelry that any woman would like.

To sum everything up I hope you enjoyed my blog post.  Hopefully, you learned something about how the Pumpkin Show got started, as well as something you can/could do when you visit it.  Here is a little pop quiz for you. What is the Pumpkin Show also known as?  You know it! It is The Greatest Free Show on Earth.  Again, hope you enjoyed  my blog post.

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The Pumpkin Show; The Greatest Free Show on Earth!

Known to draw nearly 300,000 people from all 50 states, Ohios Circleville Pumpkin Show is the sixth largest festival in the country and has been dubbed the "Greatest Free Show on Earth". (PRNewsFoto) [Photo via NewsCom]

It’s that time of year again, when people from all over Ohio come to our small town of Circleville, Ohio to celebrate our community and our local agriculture at the Circleville Pumpkin Show; The Greatest Free Show on Earth!  The Pumpkin Show is held towards the end of October and is the sixth largest festival in the United States.  Schools in the area, including McDowell, close for most of the week so we can go to the Pumpkin Show.  The Pumpkin Show is a huge event for such a small town like Circleville.  If you want to know more about the Pumpkin Show, grab a pumpkin doughnut and keep reading!

The reason the Pumpkin Show is called the Greatest Free Show on Earth is because, you don’t have to pay an admission fee.  Not everything at the Show is free though.  You have to pay to get food if you want it and you have to pay to play games and ride rides.  But that is all you have to pay for.  Everything else is free.  The streets are packed with food booths selling every kind of food you could imagine.  Burgers, pizza, hot dogs, noodles, and everything in between.  But of course, this is the Pumpkin Show, so there is a variety of pumpkin foods.  Pumpkin pies, pumpkin burgers, pumpkin doughnuts are all sold at the Show.  There is a huge tower made of pumpkins right at the heart of the Show and the world famous Pumpkin Pie from Lindsey’s Bakery.  The pie is giant and is one of the main attractions at the Show.  Another main attraction is the pumpkin weigh in where local people grow huge pumpkins and whoever has the heaviest pumpkin wins. There are craft and art contests that you can enter, for all ages. There are lots of rides and games like the Ferris Wheel, the Music Express,  and games where you can shoot baskets to win prizes.  There are noon and evening parades as well.  At noon are parades like the pet parade, the baby parade and Little Miss Pumpkin Show, where many of the 1st grade girls in the area dress up and ride through the parade on a car and later on go through judging where Little Miss Pumpkin Show is crowned.  The evening parades include Miss Pumpkin Show, where 11th and 12th grade representatives from all the local schools are chosen and ride through the parade on cars and are later on crowned after judging, the band of parades which has featured the Ohio State Marching Band many times, and the parade of queens which is all the queens of the local festivals.

The Pumpkin Show started in 1903 when the mayor of Circleville at that time decided he wanted a “small exhibit” in front of his house.  He decorated it with corn and small jack-o-lanterns and thought it looked like a “pumpkin show”.  Soon neighborhood merchants joined in and this idea grew.  Eventually a merry go round was placed on the street.  After a few years, the Pumpkin Show was made into an actual festival to unite the community and celebrate their agriculture.

The Pumpkin Show is a really important part of our community and has made our town so much better over the years.  The Show starts this week, so, Happy Pumpkin Show!

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