The first annual Giant Pumpkkin Weigh-off at Aldor Acres saw two undisputed champions take the crowns. In front is second place winner Glenn Dixon of North Vancouver with his 1,037 lb. bebemoth, and in the background is the first place winner Chad Gilmore of Pemberton with the granddaddy of all pumpkins, weighing in at 1,044 lbs. Third place went to another Gilmore family member, Nikki, with a 772 lb. squash.
In related news, popular children’s entertainer Charlotte Diamond will perform a family concert at the second annual Wall-O-Lantern event in Aldergrove on October 27 at 2 p.m. Diamond celebrates 25 years of family music with a new CD, “24 Carrot Diamond – the Best of Charlotte Diamond,” featuring 24 of Charlotte’s best-known songs. Charlotte’s concerts appeal to all ages and will have everyone singing and dancing to her up-beat melodies. For more information visit her Web site: www.charlottediamond.com
The Aldergrove Business Association is looking for volunteers on Saturday, Oct 27, at the second annual Wall O Lanterns. Please reply directly to Bill Reid firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist with one or more of the following tasks: parking assistance and traffic control; kids tent area; kids games area ( bouncy castle, rock climbing, horses, hay rides); concession; attendance greeters and money collection; pumpkin carving; setup and take down and cleanup the day before and after. They hope to have enough volunteers to give everyone a 2-4 hour shift.