Downtown gets pole-arized

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Every October, an odd array of what could be called art crops up along Main Street. They are the Historic Downtown Littleton Merchants’ pumpkin poles, decorated wildly in an effort to win best of show.

This year’s winner was “Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland” on the corner of Main and Nevada streets — not just because it was creative, intricate and showed good use of pumpkins, but because its creators were the only ones to bribe the judge, offering up a mug of delicious cider. Congratulations to merchants Grandpa’s Attic, Tavern, In Tea and Adventures in Dance.

Second place was the rather graphic football-themed pole in front of Delizio’s. Word on the street is that the judge appreciated the fact that it was the only pole to risk a bit of good old-fashioned Halloween blood and guts.

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