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02 October, 2011

NOW THAT'S A LOT OF SQUASH

A record-setting pumpkin did not materialize at the 25th annual Pumpkinfest in Port Elgin on Saturday but a mammoth world record squash did.  Shown here weighing in at a remarkable 1,486.6 lbs. to set the new world mark, is the fruit of a summer's nurturing for Joel Jarvis of St. Thomas, ON.  In the photo below hundreds of spectators and growers filled the stands to view the weighing-in of entries from all over Ontario.  The winning pumpkin this year came from Quebec and tipped the scales at only(?) a little more 1,600 lbs.  The two-day festival was blessed with perfect fall weather and expected to attract well over 35,000 visitors.

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