The Mountain Harvest Festival is pleased to announce a giant pumpkin contest, sponsored by Paonia Farm and Home Supply, to be held in conjunction with the festival Sept. 23-25 in Paonia. Prizes will be awarded to the home gardeners who grow the largest pumpkins (by weight) in youth and adult categories.
Paonia Farm and Home recommends planting Atlantic Giant pumpkins seeds this month to allow your crop to reach its full potential by the contest date, Sept. 23. Prizes will be awarded and winning pumpkins displayed at the Farmers Market during the Mountain Harvest Festival. Check paoniafarmandhome.com in September for contest entry details, or stop by the store at 206 Grand Avenue in Paonia.
Food For Thought/Vision Charter Academy has been selected as a State Farm Neighborhood Assist® Top 200 finalist and needs your help by voting for them to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm®. From now until Aug. 24 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, U.S. residents who are 18 and older with a valid email address can vote for their favorite cause at https://www.neighborhoodassist.com/entry/2012962.