Grand gourd!

One of the signs of fall in Greenwood is the day each September when the local pumpkins are weighed and the winner declared.

Kaela Colin sits atop her winning entry in the 2013 Greenwood Pumpkin growing contest.

Each spring since 2008 a couple of dozen Greenwood residents have taken shovel in hand and headed out to the garden to plant a pumpkin seedling in hopes of placing in one of the fastest growing contests around.

At stake this year—along with bragging rights of course—was money: $200 for first place, $100 for second and $50 for third. The weather was better this year and pumpkins came in almost twice the size as last year’s wet season.

Two-year-old Kaela Colin took first this year with a 95 .5-pound (43.4 kg) monster pumpkin. Kaela and her dad, Nipper, have talked it over and she is going to donate half of her winnings to the Greenwood Public Library in appreciation of their storytime program.

Second place this year went to Jacob Colin with an 83.5-pound entry (37.9 kg) and third to Ayden Colin at 50 pounds even (22.7 kg).

 

Just Posted

Boundary Métis Community Association celebrates Louis Riel in Grand Forks

The association’s next big event will be a Family Day fishing derby at Wilgress Lake in February

Fire destroys house in Greenwood on Saturday

Neighbours say the fire started around 11:30 a.m.

Alleged drunk driver survives Saturday Kettle River crash

The car, once removed from the river, will be impounded for 30 days

Snowfall warning for Kootenay and Paulson passes

Up to 30 cm expected in mountain passes Saturday and Sunday.

Grand Forks residents rally for a ‘fair deal’ in flood buyouts

Demonstrators also criticized how long it has taken to be offered land deals

Bye bye Bei Bei: Giant panda born in U.S. zoo heads to China

Panda heads back to China as part of cooperate breeding program

B.C.’s ‘Dr. Frankenstein of guns’ back in jail yet again for trafficking in Glock parts

Bradley Michael Friesen has parole revoked for allegedly importing gun parts yet again

B.C. woman suing after laser hair removal leaves her with ‘severe’ burns, scarring

Nadeau felt ‘far more pain’ than usual during the treatment

$2.9 million judgment in B.C. blueberry farm sabotage lawsuit

The new owners saw most of their farm ruined just as they took possession

B.C. to more than double sales tax on vaping products

Tax up from 7 to 20 per cent, tobacco tax up two cents

29 B.C. students in Hong Kong amid tense protests, university siege

Eight UVic and 21 UBC students still in Hong Kong

‘Midget’ no more: Sweeping division name changes coming to minor hockey in Canada

Alpha-numeric division names will be used for the 2020-2021 season and beyond

Ottawa urges CN and union to continue talks as 3,200 workers go on strike

The rail workers began their strike after failing to reach a deal by a midnight deadline

Student tells B.C. Supreme Court she wasn’t allowed to leave Indigenous smudging ceremony

Girl cross-examined Monday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Tuesday

Most Read