New London pumpkin grower misses world record set by Iowa man
NEW LONDON - A giant pumpkin grown in Iowa beat out a New London man's attempt for a world record.
The difference was just 65 pounds.
Chad Revier had hoped the combined weight of the three largest pumpkins he grew in his grandmother's garden would earn him the 2009 "Grower of the Year" title from the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. It's a prize that pumpkin growers from all over the world compete for.
Read more on this story Wednesday in the West Central Tribune.