Want To Fling Some Pumpkins?

One New Jersey farm has a special attraction to go with the season's hay rides and corn mazes: a giant pumpkin catapult. It's the brainchild of a group of middle school students who became obsessed with the medieval weapon. They asked northern New Jersey farmers Anthony and Heidi Lentini if they could build one on their property.
The couple, who have corn mazes on their farm to attract customers, agreed.
The half dozen boys, the Lentinis and a technology teacher from Halsted Middle School began work in August and finished building the giant catapult last weekend.
The Lentinis say the device, which they paid for and cost about $1,200 to construct, is up and running and covering the farm with the remains of smashed pumpkins. This would have to be some fun to do.


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