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A Giant Pumpkin for a Good Cause

This beautiful 550-pounder will serve the environmental program at Grasso Tech in its afterlife.

This 550-pound pumpkin will be donated by Pine Point School to Grasso Tech's environmental program. Credit: Corey Fyke
This 550-pound pumpkin will be donated by Pine Point School to Grasso Tech's environmental program. Credit: Corey Fyke
This ginormous 550-pound pumpkin donated by the Pesarik Family was on display Saturday at Pine Point School in Stonington during the school's book fair and Barber Sports Tournament.

The pumpkin is slated to be brought to Grasso Technical High School in Groton this week, where its seeds will be harvested and the guts carved up for compost by the school's environmental program.

Grasso Tech has a compost-powered water heater that provides heat to their greenhouse, and the extra compost will be used as fertilizer in the spring.

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