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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Chuckin'

Kemble | by Daryl Morris  

It's pumpkin chuckin time again in Kemble.

It's time to let the pumpkins fly!

The seventh annual Kemble Harvest Blow-Out takes place today.

Spokesperson Alisha Sutherland says the event everybody waits for is the Pumpkin Chuckin' contest, which starts at 1 PM.

But she says the festival has grown over the past seven years from chucking pumpkins in farmers' fields, to now including a potato gun contest and even a 5 kilometre walk/run.

And Sutherland says each year, the cannons used to shoot the pumpkins go further and further.

Sutherland says they have all types of categories for youth under 13, teens, and adults over 18.

And those are further separated into classes for compressed air devices, spinning devices, catapults, trebuchets, and human-powered.

There is also a contest for potato launching guns.

Sutherland says all of the money they raise at the event goes to support the Kemble and District Arena.

Gates for the event open at 11 AM at the arena grounds.


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