Siblings take home top prizes in Big Pumpkin, Giant Sunflower contest

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On Saturday, Oct. 10, at Delta Plumbing and Building Supply, The Gardeners of Rome announced the winners of this year’s Big Pumpkin/ Giant Sunflower Contest.

“It was a tough year with a long hot summer, an early frost and some plants that did not survive the critters,” Debbie Evans, president of Gardeners of Rome, noted.

Winners for 2020 are:

Ages 5-11: Pumpkin

1st Place: Caleb Beers, with a 59 lb pumpkin

2nd Place: Elijah Beers, with a 54 lb pumpkin

Ages 5-11: Sunflower

1st Place: Griffin Pritchard, with a 20” flower head

2nd Place: Melanie Beers, with a 13” flower head

Ages 12-17: Pumpkin

Delanie Pritchard, with a 13 lb pumpkin

The sunflowers were measured for overall flower head size by measuring the circumference and the width and adding them together. The pumpkins were weighed.

On the net: www.facebook.com/Gardeners-of-Rome-386505834781320

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