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A Smashing Charity Success

A Smashing Charity Success


IF YOU LIKE CARVING PUMPKINS YOU MIGHT ENJOY
SMASHING THEM EVEN MORE. ELEVEN NEWS REPORTER JESSICA COOMBS TELLS
US HOW ONE COMMUNITY IS USING GIANT PUMPKINS TO HELP OTHERS. “Three…two…one…” WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU STUMBLED UPON A GIANT
PUMPKIN? “I enquired and asked, you know, ‘what is
going on here?’ It blew my mind and then I got my hands on
seeds and the second you grow a giant, the next year you’re trying to grow one bigger.” GROWING GIANT PUMPKINS WASN’T ENOUGH FOR FOX…HE
DECIDED HE NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING MORE. “I walked up to the farm here, kind of crossed
my fingers and asked, ‘can we drop pumpkins here?'” FAMILIES FROM ALL ACROSS THE STATE, AND EVEN OUTSIDE OF UTAH, HAVE GATHERED TOGETHER HERE AT Hee Haw Farms FOR A LITTLE BIT OF FAMILY FUN… I’M TOTALLY OUT OF BREATH “This is the ninth year of our giant pumpkin
drop. We smash cars, fridges, pianos. It’s not only fun, but it’s a really good
cause as well.” RIGHT NOW WE’RE ABOUT 130 FEET OFF OF THE GROUND. PEOPLE DONATE MONEY SO THAT THEY CAN TAKE THESE PUMPKINS AND THROW THEM OFF OF THE CRANE. “This time of year is pretty hard for some
people and all of the money that we get from this goes to charity, various different charities
every year.” “There’s a family this year that has asked
that they don’t be mentioned, but they have had a father who had brain surgery and financially
they’re struggling. You know we donate funds and the farm donates
ten cents a pound for what we drop, and this looks to be like we’ve had more pumpkins dropped
this year than ever before.” FOX SAYS THE CAUSE HAS BROUGHT THE COMMUNITY
TOGETHER…BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY IT BRINGS SOME SMASHING FUN TO THOSE WHO NEED IT.”It’s
almost impossible to look at a giant pumpkin and not smile.” IN PLEASANT GROVE…JESSICA COOMBS…ELEVEN
NEWS.

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