Saturday, November 03, 2012

Yet Another Winner!!!

Our Giant Pumpkin in managed to survive in the Lobby of the Hawthorne Hotel from October 2 through October 28, which is a good long time in our experience.

What do you think our giant pumpkin weighed this year?  Well, the contest is over, and we have a winner.  The weight was 797.7 pounds.

The person who came the closest without going over with a weight of 790 pounds, and who gave us a  good way to contact them (watch your handwriting when you enter contests is our "helpful hint of the day") was Anne Strickland from Stockbridge Georgia, and she is thrilled to have won. Her gift certificate will be going out in the mail this week.

When "Jack" started to make his presence known (in an odoriferous manner) we found a new home for him, in the yard of John and Carol Carr on River Street here in Salem.  As you can see, they love to carve giant pumpkins into Jack-o-Lanterns, so he was put to good use.

Now Jack's seeds will go back to Mary Woodcock, the grower, as per our agreement, and we will see what happens for next year.

I hope you enjoy learning the "rest of the story" and I hope to see you soon.


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