1,424-pound pumpkin wins first prize

October 2, 2011 3:50:07 PM PDT
Gigantic gourd growers from across the Midwest were in Homer Glen for the second annual Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Bengtson's Pumpkin Farm.

More than 20 gourds were fighting for first place but one tipped the scales at 1,424 pounds to take home the championship belt.

The winning grower -- Don Vanhoutt from Armada, Mich., -- received $5,000.

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