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Share a Picture of Your Carved Pumpkin with Us and You Could Win!

It likely goes without saying that the team here at Blair Candy loves Halloween. It’s one of the most fun candy holidays, it makes kids happy, we get to see an awesome array of cute, clever and creepy costumes, and it occurs during the most beautiful season in Pennsylvania, home to Blair Candy. We also love Halloween because of those plump pumpkins that pop up everywhere from the grocery store to roadside stands, beckoning us to buy ‘just one more’! Some might say I have a pumpkin problem, but I don’t think it’s a problem at all. Pumpkins make me happy, so I’d say I have a pumpkin solution!

Because I love everything about pumpkins – their color, shape, carving them, using their sweet insides in pie and roasting their seeds! – I’m hoping you’ll take part in our Pumpkin Carving Photo Contest. Our contest began on October 22, 2012 and runs through October 29, 2012. All you have to do to enter is send a photo of your creatively carved pumpkin to contest@blaircandy.com. We’ll upload your photo to the Blair Candy Facebook page, and everyone will get to enjoy in the festive fun. We’re already seeing some outstanding entries, including those in the images above!

So, you’re probably wondering what you can win, aside from all the ghoulish glory. Bragging rights are delicious, but they aren’t as tasty as candy! And because of that the First Place Winner will receive a $100 Gift Certificate to BlairCandy.com, and the Second Place Winner a $50 Gift Certificate to BlairCandy.com. Pretty sweet, right? Sweet as pumpkin pie!

Grab your carving tools and camera! And thanks in advance for sharing your pumpkins with us and making the ‘spirit’ of the season a happy one :)

Burgi’s Low-Life Riders Make Things Sweeter for Some of Our Littlest Neighbors

If you live in or near Altoona, PA, home to Blair Candy, chances are good you might be familiar with a group of heart-of-gold bikers that call themselves Burgi’s Low-Life Riders. Looking at their ‘About’ section on Facebook, we get a bit of a background on how they and all they do today came to be. Initially a bunch of people with a common interest, they would get together for group rides in the name of a good time. And while there is certainly nothing wrong with riding for riding’s sake, they decided to kick things up a notch and turn these group rides into charity rides.

Initially their charity rides supported the Railroaders Memorial Museum of Altoona, an institution near and dear to many in our area. But after a few years they “decided to move their mission forward and help support children of central Pennsylvania stricken with serious or debilitating illnesses.” Yeah – they’re basically awesome people doing awesome things for awesome kids. And here at Blair Candy, we get a front-row seat to their rides thanks to our big parking lot!

For the past several years Burgi’s Low-Life Riders have used our parking lot as the starting point for their charity rides. In getting a ride underway, they first find 2 kids in our area whose families could benefit from some help with medical expenses stemming from their treatment. Then, with the help of other caring members of the community, they set out to make their cause more visible by hitting the road riding.

If you would like to be a part of Burgi’s Low-Life Riders next charity ride, please check out their Facebook for more information. And if you would like to donate but can’t attend the ride, please inquire on their Facebook as well for the best way to do so! We also hope you’ll check out the Blair Candy Facebook page for some photos from the last ride. It really is a wonderful thing they’re doing, and we’re happy to be a part of it.

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