Capital City Pumpkin Drop

2016 Annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop on October 20 was a huge success!

1500+ attendees, 37 schools represented from 13 counties, over 100 pumpkins dropped, $1,300+ in cash prizes and trophies,10+ bags of recyclable materials, plus lots of cardboard.

We couldn’t have asked for better weather! Thank you to all the volunteers, sponsors, and school teams for participating!

Winning Teams:
2016 Grand Slam pumpkin team = Clay County High School

1st place High School - Huntington High School
2nd place High School - Greenbrier East High School
3rd place High School - George Washington High School

1st place Middle School - Walton Elem/Middle School
2nd place Middle School - Ripley Middle School
3rd place Middle School - Easat Fairmont Middle School

1st place Elementary - New River Elementary
2nd place Elementary - Justice Elementary
3rd place Elementary - Ansted Elementary

Most Creative Design - George Washington High School
Most Sustainable Design - Clay County High School
Poster Contest Winner - John Adams Middle School

Most Team Spirit - West Chapmanville Elementary

Special thanks:

  • To our corporate sponsors - DOW, TransCanada, Toyota, ZMM Architects and Engineers, AEP, Appalachian Power Park, ASCE-YMF, ChickfilA - Southridge, Waste Management.
  • To our partners from WV America Water who helped run an imprompu Egg Drop  
  • To Lee Hale from Terradon for being our emcee (and engineer) for the day again
  • To Appalachian Power Park for letting us take over the park one day a year!
  • And a Big thanks to the AEP crew who dropped the pumpkins like pros again this year!

THANK YOU!  This would not have been possible without our BRIDGEVALLEY VOLUNTEERS!  We had a record number of BridgeValley CTC volunteers (92 signed in) with the majority being students!!!


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Melissa Thompson
Associate Professor, Outreach Coordinator
BridgeValley CTC
Room 224 Advanced Technology Center, South Charleston