COVE holds COVID Halloween Mask Contest

MONTPELIER – On October 28, the Community of Vermont Elders (COVE) will celebrate Halloween and COVID safety awareness with a virtual awards ceremony for the winners of COVE’s Best COVID Halloween Mask.

“We have spent the last seven months struggling to adjust to a ‘new normal’,” said COVE Executive Director Ruby Baker of life in the age of COVID-19. “This contest is a way to make wearing masks into something fun and connect it to Halloween.”

The contest is open to Vermonters of all ages, and winners will be judged on “cleverness, creativity, and all-around awesomeness,” Baker said. Those wishing to enter can upload a photo to the group’s Facebook page or send an email. Prizes awarded to first, second, and third place winners include a donated fresh farm salad kit and hand printed tea towel from Steadyfoot Farm, a handmade ceramic bowl from Uphill Pottery, and a gift box from Ackermann Maple Farm, among other locally-donated items.

Life is “not just about getting through COVID,” Baker added. “At COVE, we support quality of life for all Vermonters as we age, but that can mean different things at different times. Some days it’s supporting a bill or preventing back brace scams, and some days it’s allowing our soul to relax into the rhythms of poetry.”

To enter COVE’s COVID Halloween Face Mask Contest, visit their Facebook event page to upload a photo and view the prize gallery. Or email or

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