Waterford’s Giant Pumpkin
Waterford resident Frank Morse grew a pumpkin. A massive pumpkin!
For Frank it all started as a hobby during the first year of Covid. Since then he has turned it into a full-blown passion, and now he is going for the national record!
Late last week, Frank had the news and other folks out to his farm in Waterford as they got ready to weigh the massive pumpkin.
He also had the company Adlers Service Inc. out to help lift the massive pumpkin. “I’ve lifted many things, not a pumpkin. This will be a first,” laughed Jim Reed. An employee of Alders Service.
Now there was a risk that the giant pumpkin would fall apart as soon as they lifted up. Luckily, it stayed intact and after being lifted in the air it weighed in at 2,350 pounds.
Frank was disappointed that he did not get the national record but he did say the state record will do for now! The previous state record was 2,118 pounds, the U.S. record at 2,528 and the world record is at a whopping 2,702.
“Well it’s a state record, hopefully … I thought it would be a little bigger,” laughed Frank when all was said and done.
Frank was happy with the weight and will take it to Ohio for a huge pumpkin competition. There he is looking to break the state record for Ohio.
Frank’s ultimate goal is to get the US record and said he will continue to give it a try every year! Get the full story from Channel 7 News.
Here is the Channel 7 News video (click to play).