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Giant pumpkin draws tourists, vandals

In case you were wondering what happened to the giant pumpkin in Richard Shetters' front yard, it became a victim of vandalism. Shetters' 100-plus-pounder, grown by luck, had become somewhat of a tourist destination at his Main Street home. "On the Fourth of July weekend I went outside and the pumpkin had a big old hole in it," he said. It had been kicked over. "I feel sorry for somebody who would do something like that to a poor pumpkin." The pumpkin that garnered so much attention is now buried in his back yard. Shetters vows to try again and already has planted a new pumpkin garden in front. "I'm going to grow me another one there _ a record," he said. It should mature just in time for Halloween.

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