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OUTDOORS Capital City Weekly The second annual Great Pumpkin Festival promises at least one smash hit this year - that is, with pumpkins launched via catapults.

Pumpkin chunking to hit Great Pumpkin Fest

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.
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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