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Mariah Wellman, 10, Gladstone, Mich., came out on top as the winner of the boat race. Behind Wellman, Lucy Pier, Menominee, swims with her pumpkin boat after tipping over.
EagleHerald/Rick Gebhard Mariah Wellman, 10, Gladstone, Mich., came out on top as the winner of the boat race. Behind Wellman, Lucy Pier, Menominee, swims with her pumpkin boat after tipping over.
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The 8th Menominee Historic Waterfront Downtown Giant Pumpkin Festival was held at Great Lakes Memorial Marina Park, Menominee, Sept. 21. The Giant Pumpkin Boat Race is one of many activities held during the family-friendly festival. Top right: Mariah Wellman (left), 10, Gladstone, Mich.; Ethan Short (center), 12; and Aiden Short, 14, line-up for the boat race at Great Lakes Memorial Marina, Menominee. Short grew his own pumpkin. Lief Ascher (top left), returning champion, swims for the finish line after his pumpkin sank. Bottom left: Mariah Wellman, 10, Gladstone, Mich., came out on top as the winner of the boat race. Behind Wellman, Lucy Pier, Menominee, swims with her pumpkin boat after tipping over. The Giant Pumpkin Festival was sponsored by Menominee Historic Downtown Farmer Market, partnered with Menominee Downtown Business Association, with the help of the Menominee Kiwanis International Club, the Kiwanis Key Club. People may follow the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Giantpumpkinfestival/.