Citizen readers submitted photos of their most creative carvings to celebrate the Halloween season. This is the only black cat most folks hope they’ll see this time of year. Mercer University student Mary Lathem, 18, of Newton County, carved this masterpiece. Lathem’s other designs include an owl and the Mercer mascot bear. (Special Photos)

Citizen readers submitted photos of their most creative carvings to celebrate the Halloween season. This is the only black cat most folks hope they’ll see this time of year. Mercer University student Mary Lathem, 18, of Newton County, carved this masterpiece. Lathem’s other designs include an owl and the Mercer mascot bear. (Special Photos)

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Maribeth and Jak Goodloe of Rockdale pay tribute to the video game “Plants vs. Zombies” with their carvings. On the left is a sunflower that produces sunlight in the video game to give players power for zombie fighting, and on the right is a peashooter, used as a weapon in zombie warfare.

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Daniel Hyde, 20, of Newton, carved this Dracula-like character.

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Here, Maribeth Goodloe carves Domo, an iconic figure in Japanese pop culture. The Goodloes carve pumpkins with their kids, Ella, 8, and Austin, 12, every Halloween.

Citizen readers submitted photos of their most creative carvings to celebrate the Halloween season. This is the only black cat most folks hope they’ll see this time of year. Mercer University student Mary Lathem, 18, of Newton County, carved this masterpiece. Lathem’s other designs include an owl and the Mercer mascot bear. (Special Photos)

Maribeth and Jak Goodloe of Rockdale pay tribute to the video game “Plants vs. Zombies” with their carvings. On the left is a sunflower that produces sunlight in the video game to give players power for zombie fighting, and on the right is a peashooter, used as a weapon in zombie warfare.

Daniel Hyde, 20, of Newton, carved this Dracula-like character.

Here, Maribeth Goodloe carves Domo, an iconic figure in Japanese pop culture. The Goodloes carve pumpkins with their kids, Ella, 8, and Austin, 12, every Halloween.

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