The first $100 Manteca Bulletin Pumpkin Hunt prize has been claimed.
The pumpkin was found behind a tree at Springport Park next to Joshua Cowell School on Pestana Avenue.
The clues were as follows:
My father is next door — A reference to Joshua Cowell School named after the man who founded the community and is considered “The Father of Manteca”.
Popular wildflower in Georgia — It’s azaleas. Azalea Drive borders the park’s northern side.
He’s the Manteca Idol — Simon Cowell of “American Idol” fame and Joshua Cowell is of Manteca Idol fame.
It’s by an eyelash — Pestana is Portuguese for “eyelash”. The park where the pumpkin was placed is on Pestana Avenue.