Pumpkin chunking to hit Great Pumpkin Fest
Photo By Sarah Day / Capital City Weekly
Brenda Krauss and her son Theodore Krauss hold up a piece of a catapult they are building with the Montessori school. The Theodore Krauss built a trebuchet (the smaller structure), which can launch a ping-pong ball. It has a 3 pound counterweight. The full-size catapult will be able to launch a 4 pound pumpkin, and the counterweight will be filled with 400 pounds of sand. He estimates it will launch the pumpkin 360 feet.
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