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Contributed photo Kim Bredeson, owner of Carlos Creek Winery, built a catapult with his two sons, Tyler and Sam. They entered it into a catapult competition and were able to launch a one-gallon jug of water 100 yards.

Catapult for distance: New contest added to Applefest at Carlos Creek Winery

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October may seem far away, but not if you plan on building a catapult.

Carlos Creek Winery in Alexandria will be hosting a Catapult Contest in conjunction with its annual Applefest, which has been slated for October 16 and 17.


The first-ever Catapult Contest will feature four divisions - corporate, collegiate, amateur and high school. Contestants in each division will design and build their own catapult or trebuchet to compete for greatest distance in each division.

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