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Ninth Annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off

It's weigh-off time, a giant pumpkin weighoff. The

It's weigh-off time, a giant pumpkin weighoff. The annual event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury has in the past seen Long Island pumpkins weighing 876, 920 and 1,030 pounds. This year the winner weighed in at 1,019 pounds. (October 2, 2011) Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Scott Armstrong, 39, a loan officer from Commack who grew a half-ton pumpkin in his backyard, won the ninth annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-Off at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury Sunday, but did not match his 1,249-pound personal best.

Eli Finnick, left, 7, of Babylon and Nolan
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Eli Finnick, left, 7, of Babylon and Nolan Curto, right, 5, of Lindenhurst react to the largest pumpkin weighing in at 1,019 lbs in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

It's giant pumpkin weigh-off time. The annual event
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

It's giant pumpkin weigh-off time. The annual event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury has in the past seen Long Island pumpkins weighing 876, 920 and 1,030 pounds. This year's winner was a hefty 1,019 pounds. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Karen Musgrave and Scott Armstrong mark off the
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Karen Musgrave and Scott Armstrong mark off the current pumpkins in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury could see
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury could see the giant pumpkins waiting to be weighed. (Oct. 2, 2011)

It's pumpkin weigh-off time at Hicks Nurseries in
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

It's pumpkin weigh-off time at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Scott Armstrong celebrates his win sitting atop his
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Scott Armstrong celebrates his win sitting atop his pumpkin in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury look at
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries in Westbury look at the giant pumpkins waiting to be weighed. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries view the giant pumpkins
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Visitors to Hicks Nurseries view the giant pumpkins waiting to be weighed in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Past pumpkin events at Hicks Nurseries have seen
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Past pumpkin events at Hicks Nurseries have seen Long Island pumpkins weighing as much as 1,030 pounds. (Oct. 2, 2011)

Jacob Pelletier brings in one of the first
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

Jacob Pelletier brings in one of the first pumpkins to be weighed at the Hicks contest. (Oct. 2, 2011)

George Davis, of Ronkonkoma, celebrates the weight of
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

George Davis, of Ronkonkoma, celebrates the weight of his pumpkin: 461 pounds. (Oct, 2, 2011)

A giant pumpkin has to be forklifted to
Photo Credit: Steve Pfost

A giant pumpkin has to be forklifted to the scale at the annual big-pumpkin event at Hicks Nurseries in Westbury. (Oct. 2, 2011)

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