Pumpkin chunking returns to New Albany festival

File photo from The Courier-JournalPurdue Polytechnic New Albany students have designed and built a modern version of a medieval weapon called a trebuchet. The ultimate goal? To hurl a pumpkin 125 yards across a field for the Purdue Pumpkin Chunking Competition, which is part of this year's Harvest Homecoming Festival in New Albany.

The event is part hands-on learning, part community building.

Read the full story in The Courier-Journal.