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1,200-Pound Pumpkin Dropped From 100 Feet High in Tewksbury

November 19, 2018

The owner of a bowling alley in Tewksbury fulfilled a longtime dream by dropping a 1,207-pound pumpkin from a crane 100 feet high onto the parking lot at his business Sunday.

The pumpkin, which was a recent (and late) competitor at the Topsfield Fair in October, fell to the asphalt while about 1,200 people (or about one per pound) looked on, according to the Lowell Sun.

The pumpkin was stuffed with 276 ping pong balls. Onlookers paid $10 per ping pong ball, with the ping pong ball that ended closest to a target on the ground being declared the winner.

The winner took home half the ping pong ball money, or $1,380. The other $1,380 went to a scholarship fund set up by the business, Wamesit Lanes, according to the Lowell Sun.



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