HUGE Pumpkin - Roland MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
Assisted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 4Peter and Gloria
N 49° 22.155 W 097° 56.905
14U E 576344 N 5469036
Quick Description: This roadside attraction is the World's Largest Pumpkin. It's in a small park on the west side of Roland, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 6/23/2010 9:47:50 AM
Waymark Code: WM93M0
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 5
Created From:
 Ginormous Pumpkin - Roland MB - posted by 4Peter and Gloria

Long Description:
~ from the Town of Roland sign ~
Edgar Van Wyck has been hailed as the "Pumpkin King of Roland" in recognition of the ten first place records at the Royal Winter Fair and attaining the Manitoba records in 1984 and 1988. In 1976, his 423 pound pumpkin earned him a page in the Guiness Book of Records but it was in 1986 that he grew his giant squash of 560 pounds.
As well. his interest and activity in the 4-H movement in earlier years is a tribute to the community.
We commemorate this pumpkin replica in his honour. Roland Centennial 1890 - 1990.

~ from the Hampton Hotel sign ~ (visit link)
World's Largest Roadside Attraction
World's Largest Pumpkin, Roland, Manitoba
This 12-foot-tall, 12-foot-wide pumpkin was built in 1990 during the Roland Centennial, in honor of Edgar VanWyck, the "Pumpkin King."
Price of Admission: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Weekday Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

Weekend Hours: From: 12:00 AM To: 11:59 PM

Roadside Attractions Website: [Web Link]

Location Website: [Web Link]

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