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GROW Hosts 12th Annual Pumpkin Guess-A-Roo

Oct 13, 2017 02:10PM ● By Jeanne Fratello
How much is that giant pumpkin in the window at GROW The Produce Shop? If you can guess how much it weighs, it can be yours, during GROW's 12th annual Great Pumpkin Guess-A-Roo contest.

The bright orange behemoth sits just inside the front window at GROW. Check it out (no lifting allowed!), write your guess and your contact information on a piece of paper, and submit it. On Friday, October 27, GROW will determine the winning guess and deliver it to that person's house.

Roughly how many pounds are we talking about? GROW owner Barry Fisher won't give any hints, but he says that this year's pumpkin is the biggest to date.

The contest is always entertaining, said Fisher, who added that he has loved seeing little kids come in and make outlandish guesses through the years ("4,000 pounds?"). 

One year, a young man came into the store with his girlfriend, picked up the pumpkin, and said, "120 pounds," said Fisher. "His guess was too high, but she was impressed."

Fisher added, "
The best was a little boy who measured the height of the pumpkin putting one fist on top of the other until he had the number of 'fists' high: 32. He then said, 'My fist weights 1 lb, so the pumpkin weighs 32 lbs.'  I wanted to load it into his car that second."

Want to win the pumpkin? Your guess is as good as anyone's! Stop by GROW before October 27 to give it your best shot.

Also be thankful that this pumpkin is indoors and will avoid the fate of last year's pumpkin at the South Coast Botanic Garden's guess-the-weight-of-the-pumpkin contest. That giant pumpkin, which sat outdoors, was eaten by
garden squirrels, rabbits, and mice before a winner could be declared.

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