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12:35 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Punkin Chunkin Goes On

Punkin Chunkin
Punkin Chunkin
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BRIDGEVILLE, Del. (AP) - Organizers of Delaware's annual Punkin Chunkin contest say the competition will go on to help raise spirits after Superstorm Sandy.


The competition involves inventors and tinkerers gathering to see whose homemade contraption can throw pumpkin the farthest. It will be held for the 27 consecutuive year on Saturday and Sunday in Bridgeville.


Last year's winner launched a pumpkin nearly 3,700 feet.


The competition is also featured in a Thanksgiving television special on the Science Channel. The event draws more than 100 teams from across the county and thousands of fans.