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Off to the races...in a pumpkin

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Thousands gathered at the Burlington waterfront to watch people race giant pumpkins across the lake.

Organizers of the 5th annual Pumpkin Regatta say they hope to raise $30,000 from this year's event. The race benefits Linking Learning to Life, a program which offers leadership training,  among other skills, to high school juniors.

Spokespeople say the couldn't do this without their sponsors.

"And of course the Vermont Giant Pumpkin Growers' Association, pretty important partner in all this, without the pumpkins we have no boats," said Rich Tulikangas of Linking Learning to Life.

Our own Scott Fleishman's title hopes sunk early in the competition, but our crew did manage to play spoiler.

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