Petersburg Press

New distance record for Punkin’ Chunkin’!

In the accuracy competition at last week's Punkin' Chunkin', two members of the Scholl family steady the barrel of their air cannon as it fires at the target.The distance record was broken!
Grandpa’s Gun, a launcher brought to the event by the Ralph Weeder family of Lindsay, set a new first place distance record of 4,095 feet last Sunday. It bested the Weeders’ recordthe 3,930 record they set in 2012. The family returned half of their winnings as a donation to the St. Jude’s Hospital.
The Weeder family also earned first place in the accuracy contest when they attempted to hit the combine with their launcher.
Details in the Oct. 28 Petersburg Press, Print and E-Editions.