Wednesday, November 14, 2007

See a Pumpkin,Fling a Pumpkin

But bring your own trebuchet.

Pumpkin Flinging Contest
Pumpkin Fling was postponed from October 27 due to inclement weather. It will be held on Saturday, November 17, starting at 11:00 a.m. This is Cornell Cooperative Extension’s fifth annual Pumpkin Fling! Community groups from all over Suffolk County are invited to participate. The catapults (trebuchets) may be entered in either adult or youth categories. Sizes and designs range from a simple rocking mechanism to full-scale trebuchets with dumbbell weights or sand for counter-weights. They must be designed to be able to launch 3-5 pound pumpkins.

The public is invited to attend to cheer competitors on. The Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank is open year-round, at no charge. Call 631-852-4600 or go to www.cce.cornell.edu for an entry form, safety guidelines, and official competition rules.

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