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In The Land Of Giants

Ever so gently, members of the Roland Fire and Rescue Department Ken Dhoore (left) and Jaun Friesen lower the biggest pumpkin Roland has ever seen onto the scale at the Oct. 1 Roland Pumpkin Fair.

This monster weighed in at a whopping 1,379.5 pounds, handily beating out the other 20 entries and securing the $1,000 first prize for grower Henry Banman of Schanzenfeld. The fair, which is an official member of the Giant Pumpkin Commonwealth, has been weighing pumpkins since 1991.

Photos: Laura Rance

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