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Spooky Pookie

October came and went in a flash of orange. In the spirit of the season, The Indy teamed up with ASAP (Animal Shelter Assistance Program) to host our first Pumpkin Photo Contest. Among the dozens of submissions and online votes, a winner was chosen: the tuxedo-clad Mr. Homie and his Pumpkin Patch-Boo. Owner Nancy Jean Tobar said Mr. Homie “found his way into my heart and rescued me.” To see all of the spooky pumpkin photos we received, visit Contest fever continues here at Indy HQ, with a chance to win John Cleese and Eric Idle tickets bannered online now at Next up: the Great Grocery Giveaway!

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