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One ton giant takes first place at Harvest Fest

First place, Mike Schmit, a rookie grower, with a pumpkin weighing in at 2,106 pounds; second place, veteran New Richmond grower Lorelee Zywiec (on right) with a giant weighing in at 1,938 pounds; and third place went to another rookie grower from Minnesota, Chris Qualley, with a pumpkin weighing in at a Minnesota State Record 1,918 pounds.

The top three places at this year’s giant pumpkin weigh-off at Harvest Fest in Stillwater are as follows: First place, Mike Schmit, a rookie grower, with a pumpkin weighing in at 2,106 pounds; second place, veteran New Richmond grower Lorelee Zywiec with a giant weighing in at 1,938 pounds; and third place went to another rookie grower from Minnesota, Chris Qualley, with a pumpkin weighing in at a Minnesota State Record 1,918 pounds.

Jordan Willi
Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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