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Lake County Library System to host 2nd Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ Contest

RELEASE DATE: November 2, 2016

SORRENTO — The public is invited to watch teams launch pumpkins through the air during the Lake County Library System’s 2nd Annual Pumpkin Chunkin’ contest. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at the East Lake County Library, located at 31340 S. County Road 437 in Sorrento.

The STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) motivated contest challenges participants to create and design a catapult or trebuchet that will propel a three to five pound pumpkin 100 feet towards target.

Spectators are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets.

The contest coincides with the Friends of the East Lake County Library’s 17th Annual Fall Festival, which is held on the library grounds from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. and includes a book sale, community yard sale, bake sale, arts and crafts and more. 

For more information about the Pumpkin Chunkin’ contest, contact Elizabeth Steele at esteele@lakeline.lib.fl.us or 352-383-9980.

The Lake County Library System is dedicated to promoting life-long learning under a cooperative countywide library system; and engaging the community by offering physical and digital content, programs and services critical to education, research and workforce training. For more information about the Lake County Library System or to find out about future programs, call 352-253-6180, or visit www.mylakelibrary.org or www.facebook.com/LakeCountyFLLibrary.



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