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Growers pursued perfect pumpkins
 

Growers pursued perfect pumpkins

Oct 9, 2012 - From staff reports

Pumpkins from the heaviest to the tastiest were displayed, sampled, weighed and judged Saturday at the annual Riverton pumpkin weigh-off at the community farmers market on North Federal Boulevard in Riverton. First-place winners for the event were: heaviest pumpkin, 720 pounds grown by Paul Avery, and 150 pounds by Kolin Krizon (children's division). The smallest pumpkin in the adult division was grown by Norm Moss, and by Sadie Aragon in the children's category.

Pam Moss won the "most perfect pumpkin" title among the adults, with Shawn Raymond taking the same prize in the kids' division.

The most unusual pumpkin prize went to Mary Laney.

The best pumpkin pie was baked by Marilyn Barham, Hunter Pattison had the best pumpkin bread or cake, and Pattison also took the top prize for best pumpkin cookies or bars.

In a contest to guess the weight of a "mystery pumpkin," the winner was Brooklyn Truempler of Riverton, who guessed that a 709-pound giant weighed 725 pounds.
 

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