Bruce's Welding, Inc.
302 S. Third Street
Girard, IL  62640
(217) 627-2241
(217) 971-8582


We were asked to help out with a local pumpkin festival several years agao.  The festival was to help raise money for a new community building.  Mike Cowden, owner of Cowden's Auto Body Inc., challenged locals to build air cannons to shoot pumpkins.  The goal, of course, is to see who can chunk a pumpkin the farthest.

We lived up to the challenge and built the first cannon in 2008.  Our team name became, 'Can't Fix Stupid'.  This cannon has a 1,000 gallon air tank and a 63' barrel.  We can hurl a pumpkin approximately 3,000' - 3,500'.

In 2010, we built a cannon for our wives.  We named it 'Wicked Wives'.  It has a 20' barrel and a 250 gallon air tank.  It will hurl a pumpkin 2,500'.

We have had a lot of fun over the years.  There are numerous pumpkin chunking festivals in the area.  Currently, Girard and Morton are just a few.  

Come watch or build a cannon.  We welcome everyone!









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