SHOPPING CART PUTS PUMPKIN SALE IN GEAR FOR FESTIVAL

ONALASKA, Wis. -- Festival Foods here pushed pumpkin sales to a record high this year at its annual one-day Pumpkin Blowout and officials give some of the credit to a giant shopping cart with a Chevrolet engine.The company sold 4,079 pumpkins in the parking lot of its flagship store here on the day of the Blowout. That compares with 3,000 last year. A combination of factors revved sales up over expectations,

ONALASKA, Wis. -- Festival Foods here pushed pumpkin sales to a record high this year at its annual one-day Pumpkin Blowout and officials give some of the credit to a giant shopping cart with a Chevrolet engine.

The company sold 4,079 pumpkins in the parking lot of its flagship store here on the day of the Blowout. That compares with 3,000 last year. A combination of factors revved sales up over expectations, said David Skogen, president and owner of the company, which operates four s

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