Giants pumpkins do Beer proud

A RIP-ROARING success is how organisers of this year s Beer Pumpkin Show described the vegetable spectacular.

A 'RIP-ROARING success' is how organisers of this year's Beer Pumpkin Show described the vegetable spectacular.

Beer villagers and visitors descended on the social club for the annual event, which this year raised over �600.

Giant pumpkins, marrows and onions were heaped together and auctioneer Kim Aplin encouraged everyone to get involved in the bidding.

Some �360 will go to various local charities including the WI, the senior citizens Christmas party, Scouts, Rainbows and Puffin.

On top of that �100 was given to the entrants of the children's decorated vegetable competition and an additional �220 was raised for the club by the auction of a pair of Fly-Be airline tickets.

Jayne Aplin, an organiser, said: "It was a bit quieter on the evening during the auction but the children's entries were up a lot. Every child from school entered and they each received �1.

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"It was a great day and was very enjoyable."


Vera Colett Cup for heaviest local pumpkin - Darcie-Kate Morton 75lb

Walter Hawker Cup and Champions Shield for heaviest overall Pumpkin - Kim Salter 198.5lb

Best Shaped Pumpkin Shield - Andy Smitherman

Tom Barrett Cup for 4 Heaviest Onions - Darren Salter 17lb

Ken Westlake Memorial Cup for Heaviest Marrow - Kim Salter 53lb

Heaviest Cucumber - Janet Seawood 9.75lbs

Decorated Pumpkin Awards

Children's 6 and under - Lily Chapple

Children's 7 and over - Kadi Pidgeon

Adult - Martha Butler Challenge Shield - Jenny Newton