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Grower selling prize pumpkin to help his ill son

Bruce Orchard grew the largest pumpkin ever recorded in Utah.

He now hopes to auction off the 620-pound pumpkin to raise money for his son's bone-marrow transplant.Wasatch Shadows Nursery , 9295 S. 255 West in Sandy, is accepting silent bids for Orchard's record-setting pumpkin, as well as several 500-pound pumpkins.

There also will be 200-pound pumpkins on sale for $50 each.

The money is being raised for Barton Orchard, a Utah father of five, who needs a bone-marrow transplant. Bids will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday.

For more information, call Wasatch Shadows at 566-0608.