Friday, November 04, 2011

We Have a Winner

Our "guess the weight of the giant pumpkin group" contest ended this past weekend, but it certainly took a while to enter all of the guesses into a data base so we could sort out the winner.

We are happy to announce that Betsy Burnham (seen in the photo above with her husband) of Harrison, ME had the exact number for their weight on her entry form -- 1,268 pounds.

When I spoke to her about her winning entry, I asked her if she had any special expertise in judging large pumpkin sizes.  She shared with me the fact that she had tried to grow over-sized pumpkins, and while she has had nothing approaching our big one, she has some experience.  She said she had also visited a local agricultural show and seen some very large pumpkins.  So, there you have it, a very educated guess!!

Betsy has stayed with us annually each Columbus Day weekend with her girlfriends, but she intends to use her winning gift certificate for a stay in a suite with breakfast for two for "a nice little getaway" with her husband.  So sweet!

Congratulations to our winner, and thank you to everyone who entered our contest.  This was the largest number of entries we have ever had, with nearly 2,000 guesses, and we are looking forward to another great competition next year.

Meanwhile, I hope to see you here.



  1. Ah-ha, so this wasn't just a random "I think maybe ..." kind of guess but one with some sort of method to the guessing madness! I am totally impressed that Betsy hit the weight dead-on like she did - that feat most deservedly earned the win!

    Can't wait to see what your next contest is!

  2. Anonymous12:25 AM

    This was an amazing guess by Betsy! Hope Hawthorne Hotel has some kind of winter or Christmas themed contest similar to the great pumpkin contest!!! In the meantime, I hope I win.........