BRIDGEVILLE — One of Delaware’s most memorable traditions could be coming to an end.
Punkin Chunkin, which has seen several attendees suffer high-profile injuries in recent years, may not be continuing after this November, the group behind the event announced Thursday.
The Science Channel, which provided a quarter of the funding, dropped the event after a woman was seriously injured when an air cannon exploded in 2016.
“In life, there are uncertainties in everything we do,” World Punkin Chunkin Championship Association President Frank Payton said in a statement. “Punkin Chunkin is not an exception. 2013 or even last year could have been the last year. We know that the event will happen again in 2017, but without an outpouring of worldwide community financial support, we are in trouble.”