Saturday, November 08, 2014

Winner Announced!

Everyone has been asking us what the Great Pumpkin weighed and who the winner of the Guess the Weight Contest is. Our pumpkin lasted until Halloween and beyond this year, so we had many more guesses to tabulate than usual with a grand total of 1,328 entries! Once they were all entered into our spreadsheet, we were able to determine which ones were eligible according to the rules of the contest--basically entries needed to be legible and we only accept one entry per person.

First, we need to say that this year's pumpkin was not as big as last year's, but it was certainly reluctant to leave the Hotel! On the way out, our Engineering team ran into a little difficulty right in the middle of Essex Street:

Our team is fantastic, though, and it wasn't long before the Great Pumpkin was removed.

We know what you're waiting to hear, though--the weight of the pumpkin that caused not one, but two flat tires. This year's pumpkin weighed a grand 1,018 pounds! (A few hundred less than 2013, but it was still massive!)

No one guessed on the nose, so we chose the guess closest to the weight without going over and wound up with a tie. Drum roll, please...

Congratulations to Mary Ingeki of Malden, MA, and Melissa Reynolds of Wallingford, CT, both of whom guessed 1,017 pounds. Both ladies win an overnight stay at the Hawthorne in a suite!

Coming in second is Holly Schwinn of Florence, NC, who wins dinner for two in Nathaniel's.

In third we had another tie, so congratulations to Alexandra Habson of Salem, MA, and Debbie Morrow of Atwater, CA, both of whom will receive gift certificates for two for our Sunday Jazz Brunch.

Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you to all of our friends for your guesses! We will be reaching out to Mary, Melissa, Holly, Alexandra, and Debbie (wow--ladies really took the contest this year!) on Monday to arrange for delivery of their prizes.

Stay tuned for our next contest on Facebook.


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