Catawissa boy reunited with prize-winning pumpkin
CATAWISSA, Pa. - A 7-year-old eastern Pennsylvania boy has been reunited with his prize-winning pumpkin.
Troy Mead didn't expect to see the 66-pound pumpkin again after Bloomsburg Fair officials tossed it when his family missed a pickup deadline.
After an article about the missing pumpkin in the Bloomsburg Press Enterprise on Wednesday, a fair worker called the paper to say she had found it near a trash can and took it home so the gourd didn't go to waste.
She said she wanted to return the great pumpkin to its rightful owner.
It's now greeting visitors on the Mead family's front porch in Catawissa.
Troy says he'll be drying out and saving the seeds to plant next year, in hopes he can grow another giant.
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