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Laurie DeWitt/The Gazette
Anthony Watson stands in his backyard in Kensington with the giant pumpkin he grew this year. He estimates its weight to be about 400 pounds, but for Watson, who routinely enters giant pumpkins in contests and is a member of the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Association, that's 300 pounds less than the gourd he grew last year. The first-ever official Maryland weigh-off was canceled this year because Watson was the only entrant.