Congratulations to Bart Toftness for capturing first place at our annual
weigh-off with a 1350.5 lbs pumpkin. Also big congrats to Wilbur Horton who squashed the state record with a 1204.5
lbs squash! John and Kerry Young also set a new record for Rutabega with a 54 lb monster. And one more giant
CONGRATS to Dan and Holly Boyce, who set a new Eastern States (BigE) record with the second largest pumpkin ever grown in
Vermont, 1677 lbs! See photo below.
It was a great day for our VGPGA Weigh-off, we had the same
number of entries that we had last year but the weight average was much higher, top five pumpkins were all over 1200 lbs and
we had 10 pumpkins over 1000 lbs!
A good year for growing, several new growers, many new personal bests and
some new JACKET winners!
2016 PERSONAL BESTS:
1297.5 - John & Kerry Young (HD Award winner)
1204.5 - Wilbur Horton (new state squash record)
1114.5 - Steve Minor (jacket winner)
1082.5 - Michael & Sharon Morrison (jacket winners)
979.5 - Rick Wasielawski
780.5 - Joel Ernstoff (new member)
750.5 - Ron Scholtz
746 - Roger Imhoff (new member)
583 - Stephen Picknell (new member)
543 - Inge & Jeff Luce
353 - Brett Wilbur (new member)
218.5 - Randall Langdell (40 sq ft patch)
196.5 - Faith Ploof (new member, 13 yrs old)
185 - Adaline Ploof (new member, 8 yrs old)
Congratulations to everyone who got a pumpkin to the scales, regardless of the weight that is an
accomplishment in it's self. Stay tuned for pictures.
Thank you to all who helped out with the weigh-off, our MCs Wendy Cadieux and Gail Strange, our
recorders John & Kerry Young, Holly Boyce and Ann Squires, and especially the lifting crew; Huey Cadieux, Bill Erskine,
Wilbur Horton, Mike Strange, Zoey Cole and Andrew & Parker Young.