Heav­i­est is best: Pump­kin sets record at Cal­i­for­nia con­test

Arab News - - COFFEE BREAK -

HALF MOON BAY: The win­ner of the 44th World Cham­pi­onship Pump­kin Weigh-Off had the heav­i­est pump­kin recorded in the his­tory of the San Fran­cisco Bay Area com­pe­ti­tion. The Or­ange County Reg­is­ter re­ports (http://bit.ly/2yd5T5Q ) that a fork­lift hoisted the giant pump­kin onto a scale and a crowd watched as it was weighed Mon­day in down­town Half Moon Bay, south of San Fran­cisco. It reg­is­tered 2,363 pounds (1,070 kilo­grams) to make it the sev­enth win for grower Joel Hol­land. The giant pump­kin earned the Sum­ner, Wash­ing­ton, man prize money of $7 per pound. Cindy Tobeck won the com­pe­ti­tion last year with a pump­kin weigh­ing 1,910 pounds. Tobeck rode on top of her en­try this year as it was brought to the scale, but its 2,002 pounds fell short of Hol­land’s en­try.

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