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Winning pumpkin in Canfield contest weighs 1,760 pounds

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CANFIELD, Ohio - Giant-pumpkin growers took part in the annual weigh-off at Park's Garden Center on Saturday. 

The first place $5,000 prize for the heaviest pumpkin went to a couple from Pennsylvania. The giant gourd grown by Paul and Cheryl Faulks tipped the scale at 1,760 pounds.

Prize money this year for all categories combined topped $25,000 for the heaviest categories of giant pumpkin, watermelon, tomato, and Halloween pumpkin.

The 3 biggest winners will be put on display at the New York Botanical Gardens. After Halloween the owners will retrieve the seeds to plant more giant pumpkins.

The world record is held by Ron Wallace of Greene, Rhode Island, with the world's first one-ton pumpkin.

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