Bountiful harvest benefits foodbank
And the winner is . . . Sally Jenkins!
Kiwanis member Sally Jenkins was Queen of the Spuds at the recent Rotary Club of Matamata Spud in a Bucket competition.
More than 120 buckets were ‘‘sold’’ last year, with 60 brought to the weigh-in at Railside Green where Sally’s winning bucket tipped the scales at 7.68kg.
Sally just edged out fellow Kiwanis member and past winner Tom Troughton who had a 7.505kg yield.
Wife Tina Troughton took third place with a 6.669kg harvest.
Tom took the biggest potato title with a 1.052kg spud.
The fun event raised $1200 for Rotary’s coffers, which is earmarked for community projects.
Spuds weighed in at a combined total of 126kg and have been donated to the foodbank.
Hot potatoes: The biggest potato title went to Tom Troughton who is pictured here with his wife Tina and Eric Muckle.
Winning spuds: Spud grower extraordinaire and winner of the Spud in a Bucket competition Sally Jenkins with Rotary Club of Matamata president Eric Muckle.
Big yield: Maisie Bennett, 11, watches closely as Rotarian Peter Thissen weighs her potatoes.