‘Li’l Pumpkin’ contest seeks entries


Have an adorable baby in your life? Why not let the whole district know by entering Beta Sigma Phi-Alpha Upsilon’s “Li’l Pumpkin” contest.
“It’s for a good cause, and people like to see their kids’ pictures up and let people know how cute they are,” said Beta Sigma Phi member Heather Latter.
“And there’s so many people in town who are doing photography, and taking such great pictures, that it would be nice to display them, too,” she added.
Babies must be under 24 months of age to be eligible for the contest, with submissions being accepted up until this Wednesday (Oct. 6).
“They don’t have to be in a Hallowe’en costume for a picture,” Latter noted. “It can be any picture—a fall picture would be nice, but it could be any picture.”
Submitted photos then will be posted at The Place from Oct. 9-24, with people voting for their choice by putting money into the slot for the baby they think is the cutest.
The winners will be the three photos which collect the most coinage, with the prizes still to be determined.
The fundraiser is similar to past ones Beta Sigma Phi has done—such as the “Bass Baby” around the Fort Frances Canadian Bass Championship or the Sweetheart one at Valentine’s.
But the sorority wanted to hold this one early enough so that the money raised can go towards the Salvation Army’s annual “Adopt-a-Family” program at Christmas.
“We’d like to raise a couple hundred dollars to be able to sponsor a family or two at Christmas time,” Latter said about the fundraising goal.
As of Friday, there were 11 entries for the contest, with others surely still to come in.
“We have enough to run the contest, and hopefully be able to have a full slate of really cute babies for people to vote on,” Latter said.
There is no fee to enter.
Submissions can be e-mailed to alpha.upsilon.ff@gmail.com or dropped off at Betty’s.
Past fundraisers by Beta Sigma Phi have gone towards helping out around the community, such as last fall’s bake sale fundraiser which raised money to purchase a playhouse, books, a bookstand, exercaucer, and other toys to entertain children in the waiting room of the Fort Frances Community Clinic.