The plan to turn a 750-pound pumpkin into a Cinderella carriage cracked this week. The Rev. Jim Schultz, youth and family pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Turlock, said his giant pumpkin developed a large crack after it was cleaned out and moved.
But that didn't stop more than half a dozen children from the neighborhood from having a good time while helping to pull out the pumpkin innards over the weekend.
Schultz and his little helpers, ages 2 to 13, spent more than an hour hulling the pumpkin. All of the more than 1-inch seeds will be washed, dried and stored for sale or use another year.