Three-year-old Cash Breton plays with one of the pumpkins donated by Dave Byron to be given away by the Peninsula News Review to two very lucky giant pumpkin-loving readers.

Three-year-old Cash Breton plays with one of the pumpkins donated by Dave Byron to be given away by the Peninsula News Review to two very lucky giant pumpkin-loving readers.

Pick a plentiful pumpkin prize

The Peninsula News Review, with the assistance of super-gardener Dave Byron, has not one, but two giant pumpkins to give away to lucky readers.

  • Oct. 14, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Have you ever read James and the Giant Peach and wanted to live inside a giant vegetable? Dreamed of carving the world’s biggest Jack-o-lantern? Or had a hankering to make enough pumpkin soup to feed an army?

Well, we may have the solution for you. The Peninsula News Review, with the assistance of super-gardener Dave Byron, has not one, but two giant pumpkins to give away to lucky readers.

Byron grew the super-squash on his acreage in North Saanich and decided he wanted to share his wealth.

“I thought maybe you folks at the paper could have a contest or something,” said Byron, offering to give away two of his prized pumpkins.

So a contest it is. If you want to get yourself into a seedy situation, just send an email to editor@peninsulanewsreview.com and tell us, in 25 words or less, what you would do with a giant pumpkin of your own.

Kids, age 6 and younger, are invited to send a drawing of their idea, either to the email address above, or to #6-9843 Second Street, Sidney V8L 3C7, please include your name, address and phone number and your age if you’re under 18.

All emailed contest entries must include the subject line “Pumpkin contest”; envelopes must be addressed to the editor, attention “Pumpkin contest”.

The contest is open to children and adults, two winners will be chosen at random. Children’s artwork may be published in an upcoming edition of the Peninsula News Review. Deadline for the draw is 4 p.m. Oct. 21.

“We love to give our readers a chance to win something and this is a fun idea,” said News Review publisher Jim Parker. “We thank Mr. Byron for his generosity and we’re looking forward to reading the entries and seeing the kids’ drawings.”