Siblings again take top honors in Big Pumpkin, Giant Sunflower contest

Published Oct 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

The Gardeners of Rome have announced the winners of their annual Youth Gardeners Big Pumpkin/Giant Sunflower Contest:


First Place: Griffin Pritchard, weighing 136 1/2 lbs.

Second Place: Delanie Pritchard at 101 1/2 lbs.

Third Place: Arianna Galante at 82 lbs.


First Place: Delanie Pritchard measuring 22 inch flower head

Second Place: Griffin Pritchard with a 18 3/4 inch flower head.

Third Place: A tie with Sarah Street and Ariana Galante with a 16 1/2 inch flower head. 

On Oct. 6, contest entries were brought to Ace Hardware be weighed and measured. The winners will be awards prizes at the Gardener’s Oct. 22 meeting, 7 p.m. in the Ava Dorfman Center followed by speaker Bruce Mero on “Shade Plants.”  This meeting is free and open to the public. 

These local winners can now summit their application to the Gardeners of America/Men’s Garden Clubs of America’s nation wide contest.  Results will be announced later in the year.