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Lockport farm announces pumpkin contest winner

Paul Siegel of Siegel's Cottonwood Farms in Lockport poses with Peter Vander Wielow of Wisconsin, winner of 2017 Monsters of the Midway Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off.
Paul Siegel of Siegel's Cottonwood Farms in Lockport poses with Peter Vander Wielow of Wisconsin, winner of 2017 Monsters of the Midway Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off.

LOCKPORT – On Sept. 30, lots of people from all over the Midwest brought their homegrown pumpkins to Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm in Lockport for the 2017 Monsters of the Midway Giant Pumpkin Weigh Off.

The winners are

• First place – Peter Vander Wielow of Wisconsin Weight: 1852 pounds. Prize: 4,000.

• Second prize – Del Faust Weight: Weight: 1681 pounds.

• Third place – Joe Adkins Weight: 1522 pounds

• Howard Dill Award – Prettiest Pumpkin George Janowiak

The winning pumpkin will be retained by Siegel’s until Oct. 29 when Siegel’s will drop these monsters from a crane for a “smashing” event.

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