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The Newtown Lions Club’s annual Great Pumpkin Race returned to Edmond Town Hall on October 21, and this year’s winner in the club’s Mustang Raffle was also named during the event.
The Great Pumpkin Race has people decorate and create pumpkin racers, complete with four wheels and two axles that must pass through the pumpkin. After two divisions of races took place, the overall winners in the Great Pumpkin Race faced off.
Sister and brother team Ivy and Noah Masotta put their silver pumpkin decorated like a UFO against Angelo DiCicco’s blue pumpkin, which sported a white fish tail. Both pumpkin racers rolled down the short hill in the back parking lot at Edmond Town Hall, and Ivy and Noah’s entry came in first place. After the announcement was made, Noah said it was his third time winning first place. All three youngsters smiled as they held their winning plaques.
A short time later, Lions Club members and eventgoers gathered near the front entrance of Edmond Town Hall, where the 1968 red Ford Mustang convertible at the center of this year’s raffle was parked.
Justin Sims, who has been pulling the winning ticket for years, again stepped up to choose a ticket at random. He held the ticket out to Lions Club member Paul Krueger, who later shared that Dawn Horahan of Derby is the winner of this year’s Mustang.