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Punkin' Chunkin'

In just a little over a month, it will be time for Clay County’s now world-famous Punkin’ Chunkin’ Festival!  And added to this year’s activities is the first-ever Jeep Festival. Jeep aficionados from all over the region will be roaring and bouncing  into Clay County to show off their wheels.  Like us on Facebook!

Are you thinking about seeing how far you can chunk a pumpkin?

If so, take a look at the video to learn how to build your very own trebuchet, or catapult, that will launch your gourd into outer-space, or at least a couple of hundred feet.

An Ode To a Pumpkin… Then thanks for thy present! none sweeter or better  E’er smoked from an oven or circled a platter!  Fairer hands never wrought at a pastry more fine,  Brighter eyes never watched o’er its baking, than thine!  And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express,  Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less,  That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below,  And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow,  And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky  Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie! ~by John Greenleaf Whittier

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