Photo by Reed Tychonski

The 1,500 pound King Pumpkin at the Barnesville Pumpkin Festival was auctioned off Saturday evening with three local business men combining their resources to purchase the 2012 champion for two thousand dollars. Pictured from left to right are: Larry Conway, president of Bennoc Inc., Rodney Wells, Village Hardware and Rental Inc. and Joel Braido of Braido Memorials. At right is Pumpkin Festival President Tim Rockwell.