Date: November 2, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Jeanette Smith, NMSU Library, (575) 646-7492, firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Fe Zubia, a student shelver at the NMSU Library, is the winner of the NMSU Library’s “Guess the Weight of the Pumpkin” contest. She guessed twelve pounds, ten ounces, and the pumpkin weighed twelve pounds, nine ounces.
Zubia is a NMSU sophomore majoring in anthropology. Her prize includes a gift certificate for treats at the NMSU campus plus the pumpkin.
She told NMSU government documents librarian Dotty Ormes that she was attracted to the Library’s display of documents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture by the children’s books included in the display.
Zubia guessed the weight of the pumpkin in the display by comparing it with the weight of her five-month-old son, Ori. He weighs much more than that now, but she has carried him around so much that she has a pretty good sense of how much that size package weighs!
There were 118 entries in the contest. For more information, visit http://nmsu.libguides.com/governmentdocuments or contact Ormes at (575) 646-4385.