The 14th Annual Capital City Pumpkin Drop is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Appalachian Power Park.
Bridgemont Community and Technical College, along with lead sponsor NiSource Gas Transmission and Storage, will provide a fun-filled day for students in elementary, middle and high schools across West Virginia. The object of the competition is to design a container to protect a pumpkin using math and science skills. The container with the pumpkin inside is dropped from a designated height, with the goal that the pumpkin arrives unscathed.
Judging is by a team of faculty and staff from Bridgemont and will be based on whether pumpkins remain intact and how close they land to the target. Prizes will be awarded to the top schools in each of the high school, middle school, and elementary school categories.
More than 40 schools are expected.