Boun­ti­ful harvest ben­e­fits food­bank

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

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.

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