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Helix Lounge’s 8th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and Happy Hour:

Hotel Helix
1430 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest
Thursday, October 25th, 2012
6:00pm – 9:00pm | FREE!

Kimptons Helix Lounge invites Washingtonians to show off their pumpkin carving skills at the lounges Eighth Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest, taking place on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The lounge will set up a carving station on the outdoor patio and will provide 30 pre-scooped pumpkins as well as safe carving tools. Beginning at 6:00 p.m., pumpkins will be distributed to patrons on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Participants will have until 8:00 p.m. to carve the pumpkins, at which point the winners will be announced. This year, politically-charged carvers can show support for their favorite candidate with the Most Political Pumpkin (political themed design) which will receive a $50 certificate to Helix Lounge, and the winner of Most Ghoulish Gourd (best overall design) will receive a one night weekend stay at Kimptons Hotel Helix. The winning pumpkins will be displayed at the lounge through Halloween night.

During the pumpkin carving, patrons will enjoy seasonal drinks including a Pumpkin Martini, featuring vanilla vodka, pumpkin liquor and cream, garnished with a cinnamon stick ($7) and local Starr Hill Pumpkin Porter ($6). Happy Hour prices will be offered for the duration of the event until 9:00 p.m., including half-price burgers, $6 cosmos, $3 Yuengling drafts and $2 PBRs.

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