Photo: It's a squash - not a pumpkin

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Prize winning SQUASH
So, turns out the photo is not a prize-winning pumpkin, as we previously reported.

It's a prize-winning squash!

Kirkland resident Geoff Gould poses with his record-setting squash, grown on his Skagit Valley property.

It weighed in at 1216.5 pounds - a state record.

The contest has become an annual event at Central Market Shoreline, in Shoreline Place.

As for the pumpkins...

  • Gerry and Dani Gadberry had the winning pumpkin at 1454 lbs.
  • Cindy Tobeck was 2nd at 1404 lbs.
  • Lee Roof was 3rd at 1379.5 lbs.
  • 4th was Jeff Uhlmeyer at 1321.5 lbs and
  • 5th Dick Kilburn at 1283 lbs.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Bringing these behemoths in safely and weighing them is quite a procedure. It involves straps, chains, hoists, and a lot of TLC.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

It makes the Cinderella story a little more plausible when you see these guys.

Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Monte Wetzil of Puyallup is proud of his 748 pound product. There is a northwest club for those who grow giant vegetables - Pacific Northwest Giant Pumpkin Growers


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