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This year, the annual Pumpkin Drop at the Port Elgin Missionary Church included some new props including a trampoline where audience members bid on an opportunity to dump a bucket of pumpkin slop onto a brave volunteer. Hub photo

Pumpkins, squash and an assortment of gourds all met their match in the side yard of the Port Elgin Missionary Church October 20. In a submission to Saugeen Shores Hub, the fourth annual Pumpkin Drop saw several innovations including a trampoline and a candy filled pumpkin piƱata.

The sunny skies created the perfect conditions and an excellent crowd took in the carnival atmosphere. A special thanks to Doug Court and local Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario members who contributed a huge assortment of massive vegetables.

Proceeds totalled $850 which went in support of Youth Unlimited in Saugeen Shores. Youth Unlimited Staffer Cory Longmire was on hand and endured some good natured pumpkin sliming which added to the fun.

Special thanks as well to Port Elgin Home Hardware and Harvey Design and Build for their support and contributions.

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On the left, an assortment of giant vegetables were dropped from 55-foot cranes at the Port Elgin Missionary Church annual Pumpkin Drop October 20. On the right, Youth Unlimited staffer Corey Longmire endured a good natured pumpkin sliming. Photos submitted

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One of many giant pumpkins that plummeted to a smashing finish outside the Green Street Missionary Church in Port Elgin October 20. Hub photo

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Co-ordinators experimented with dropping apples and other fruits and vegetables onto an awaiting trampoline at the annual Pumpkin Drop October 20.

 

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