5 pumpkins were received from 3 separate individuals.
• $500 – 1st place – over 300 lbs. – There were 2 entries; both from Susan Sheffield of McCbg. Pumpkins weighed in at 752 & 544 lbs. Susan’s 752 pumpkin won this category with a score of 85 points out of a possible 90.
• $200 – 2nd place – 201 – 299 lbs. – There was 1 entry from Tracy Deneen of Needmore & her pumpkin weighed in at 272 lbs. Tracy’s pumpkin scored 72.5 points out of a possible 90.
• $100 – 3rd place – 101 – 200 lbs. There was 1 entry from Tracy Deneen & her pumpkin weighed in at 132 lbs. This pumpkin scored 85 points out of a possible 90. Rules state – A contestant may submit up to 4 entries from 6 seeds obtained; however, a contestant will be awarded 1 cash price; therefore, there will be no pay out for this category.
• $50 – 4th place – 50 – 100 lbs. There was 1 entry from Ralph Schriever of Warfordsburg & his pumpkin weighted in at 97.6 lbs. This pumpkin scored 80 points out of a possible 90.
A sincere thank you to John Johnston of McConnellsburg for serving as our judge.
Growing a large pumpkin like these takes time, energy & focus. Just ask the Sheffield’s. Norman & Susan are into their 2nd year of growing big pumpkins. In September Norman Sheffield competed in the 2020 PA Giant Pumpkin Growers Association Weigh off in Northern Cambria, PA., you may remember seeing this accomplishment in the Fulton County News. His pumpkin weighted in at 915 ½ lbs. and he was beaten by an 1,883 ½ lb. pumpkin. Per Sheffield – get out there & try to grow a pumpkin. He feels success begins with: Having a good soil sample of where pumpkins are to grow; adequate water; ability to manage bugs and cover when hot are essential to success. In 2020 Norman invested in a John Deere loader tractor so he had the right equipment to move around these monsters.
Tracy Deneen & Father Ralph Schriever are well known in Fulton County for their beautiful gardens; just ask them; growing things gives you a wonderful sense of satisfaction. Just come to the Fulton County Fair and see the vegetables they display. Side note – Tracy also uses a John Deere tractor to move her pumpkins. Way to go John Deere.
These pumpkins will remain on display at McCbg Motor & Implement until Friday, 10/30/2020. Please stop in to view them.
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