The Ronkonkoma Review Features Gershow Pumpkin Fling Champions
The article reads:
Gershow Recycling generously donated materials to the Islip High School catapult team so it could make improvements on its catapult, named the "Jack-O-Splatter".
Gershow has supplied the team with much-needed replacement parts, such as a steel rod and metal bearings to help launch the pumpkins further and more accurately.
The team won its division at the Long Island Championship Pumpkin Fling, which took place at the Suffolk County Farm in Yaphank on October 24, with a distance of 1,327 feet (more than 0.25 mile), breaking its own Long Island record of 1,049.9 feet and the world record in its division by almost 100 feet. The pumpkin was flung at a speed of 160 miles per hour.