Canton, Ohio (AP) -- A teacher from Ohio has won top honors in a pumpkin-growing contest with a 1,725-pound behemoth that could land worldwide bragging rights.
Christy Harp of Jackson Township near Canton took first place at the Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers annual weigh-off Saturday in Canfield.
She won $2,500 and could claim the world title.
Contest organizers say the entry topped the 1,689-pound record-holder grown in 2007 by joe jutras of north Scituate, R.I.
The seeds from harp's winning pumpkin will be dried and given to anyone who asks.
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