Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Halloween Window Painting Contest Winners Announced

The annual window painting contest sponsored by the Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club (PPWC) was held the last week of October. Winners were announced on Nov. 1.

The contest, now more than 50 years old, originally was started by the Pacific Palisades Chamber of Commerce. Now the Woman’s Club encourages youth to paint local store windows for Halloween. All entrants received participation certificates, and the top two winners received a certificate for a pizza party.

Once the windows were painted, following the theme “Pumpkins on Parade,” a photo was emailed to PPCW and all entries were judged by members of the club.

Pumpkin Parade painters were (left to right) Melanie Papadopoulos, Eleanor Gee, Lulu Prestine, Quinn and Maria Quigley.

Pumpkin Parade painters were (left to right) Melanie Papadopoulos, Eleanor Gee, Lulu Prestine, Quinn and Maria Quigley.

Winning in the third grade and younger category was “The Pumpkin Pie Window” at Vivian’s Boutique, at 875 Via de la Paz. The masterpiece was completed by Amelia Amelia Halpin, 6, Vanessa Masterson, 7, and Sienna Nocas, 7, under the adult supervision of Jessica Masterson.

In the fourth grade and up category, the “Pumpkin Parade” at Beech Street, 863 Swarthmore Ave., took top prize. It was painted by Girls Scout Troop 12865 members Eleanor Gee, Melanie Papadopoulos, Lulu Prestine, Maria and Quinn Quigley under the adult supervision of Claudia Romero.

Pumpkin Pie was painted by (left to right) Amelia Halpin, Vanessa Masterson and Sienna Nocas.

Pumpkin Pie was painted by (left to right) Amelia Halpin, Vanessa Masterson and Sienna Nocas.

Event organizer Nancy Niles said, “The windows were festive and carried out the theme. All the participants are to be commended for their artistic effort and for keeping this wonderful holiday tradition alive.”

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