John Huber

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John Huber, president of the organization that puts on the Punkin Chunkin event, says he will not serve another term.

The announcement comes just a month after the event was canceled for the first time in its history.

And, the departure was not amicable.

In his email he called others in the organization bullies, adding, “I just don’t need it.”

Frank Shade, the spokesman for Punkin Chunkin, told the Wilmington News Journal that he had not seen the email but was hoping to learn more about the resignation.

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There will be no World Championship Punkin Chunkin this year.  

Organizers announced that they have canceled the event that was to take place later this month at the Dover International Speedway.

The dates had been October 24-26.

Instead, it will be held next year on the weekend of November 6-8.

For years Punkin Chunkin had been held at a farm in Sussex County but was set to move to the new venue that was used by the Firefly music festival earlier this year.

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Punkin Chunkin will not be returning to Dale Wheatley’s farm.

He told the Wilmington News Journal that he has shut the door on that.

He told the paper that he understands the town leaders in nearby Bridgeville are upset but added he cannot afford to be sued if anything goes wrong.

Wheatly is now a defendant in a lawsuit brought by a volunteer during the 2011 Punkin Chunkin when the volunteer was injured in a ATV accident during the event.

And unless another location is found it’s quite possible that this Delaware event may actually leave the state.

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Just as Punkin Chunkin wrapped up its 2013 contest with a record shot of over 46-hundred feet the president of the non-profit group that runs the events is worried that it might have to move out of Delaware after this year.

John Huber, president of the World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association, says he’s concerned about the insurance liability and bills from the state and local government.