It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!

Maeve Ransom sits on the giant pumpkin.

One day when I arrived at school, I noticed a giant pumpkin and lots of kids crowded around it. I was curious and I wanted to find out what was going on. 

There was a sign that said Mr. Tony Anselmo had brought in a really big pumpkin and he wanted the kids to guess its weight. Each guess cost twenty-five cents and the money went to UNICEF. The person who guessed the weight would win a gift certificate to Dave and Buster's.

Guess what! I guessed 215 pounds and I won. It was a surprise of a lifetime. I called Mr. Anselmo and found out that he did not actually grow the pumpkin. In fact, he has never grown a pumpkin! He bought it at an Amish produce auction in Middlefield, Ohio, and he bought it to donate it to the school.

Mr. Anselmo likes to surprise his daughter who is in fourth grade and he wanted to include all the kids at school. The most important part of all is that lots of money was raised for UNICEF.

Maeve Ransom, third-grader at Westerly School

3rd Grade Student at Westerly School, Bay Village, Ohio

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Volume 5, Issue 23, Posted 10:15 AM, 11.12.2013