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      Surgeons and chefs compete in pumpkin carving contest

      Winner Dr. Thomas Holley and assistant Mac Holley

      Surgeons and chefs had aspooky good time using their carving skills early Saturday morning. St.Vincent's Health System and Pepper Place Saturday Market hosted Chefs v.Surgeons Pumpkin Carving Contest for the second year in a row. The contestantswere judged on who could carve the most creative and festive pumpkin in thirtyminutes. Dr. Thomas Holley, urologist at St. Vincent's Birmingham, was declaredwinner with his pumpkin creation. Dr. Holley was presented with a basket fullof local produce provided by the market.

      Other participants included defendingchampion Chef Clif Holt with Little Savannah,Chef Jeffrey Hansell with Veranda on Highland, and Dr. Brenda Taylor, OB/GYNat St. Vincent's Birmingham.

      Children enjoyed pumpkin decorating, face paintings, andfree mini pumpkins.