FOLEY (WJON News) - The newly-crowned World’s Largest Pumpkin is enjoying some time in the spotlight in Foley Wednesday.

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Travis Gienger was invited to take his 2,749-pound pumpkin to Foley so everyone can stop and take pictures before it leaves for New York this weekend.

Gienger says he’ll drive it to the East Coast for a few special events.

We're going to stand it up for the World's Largest Jack O’ Lantern carving, a Veterans Memorial for Tunnels to Towers Foundation, and a film release for Iron Will.

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The World’s Largest Pumpkin

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Photo: Jeff McMahon, WJON
Photo: Jeff McMahon, WJON
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While Gienger says he’s proud of setting the world record, he had another one he thinks would have been bigger before disaster struck in August. He says a pumpkin planted a week earlier was adding 43 pounds per day through the summer, but developed a crack in August that destroyed the pumpkin. He plans to plant another crop next summer and believes he can beat his own record with a pumpkin weighing over 3,000 pounds.

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